Candy Floss

loss, like candy floss
sticks around when you thought you’d forgot
in childhood sweaters £5 a pop
in the smell of that old favourite top

it lingers on the lampshades
behind the sofa and down the stairs
it thrives in the children’s grief-hardened glares

when someone dares
to speak of theirs
the loved one gone away

Yet in the heart it truly dwells
its root, its start is here
and so my friend, never fear
loss, for with it we hold our lost near.

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