Happiness boils to bittersweet,
a poison spread globally
where tears flood the landscape
everywhere I see.
Traveling through time searching
where frustration is all that remains,
for fear beckons where trust cannot stand
and threatens no end to the game.
When lives are extinguished in a fireball
hopelessness reigns supreme.
Lies, deception, and manipulation
waste our so-called humanity.
The gag reflex tightens its choke hold.
Hatred and judgment…I can no longer eat.
Life-threatening lies boil over
when I dare stir the pot of bittersweet.
©March 2015, Christina Anne Hawthorne