Cotton Candy Packrat

Everyone said
It was too much
They said the saying
“You can never have too much
Of a good thing”
Was a lie
 .
But I
Proved them wrong
I lined them all up
In orderly rows
An extended hobby
Collected over the years
In varying shades of pink
And blue
 .
They said it was stupid
After all
Who would want
Thousands of
Cotton candy toys
All in varying states
Of dustiness
 .
I kept them though
Pile upon pile
Of stiffening fluff
Rising to the ceiling
Covering the flour
With their fake scent
 .
Each held
A special memory
But each
Came crashing down
When earthquake struck
I tried to save them
The perfumes
The key chains
The glass statues
But
They fell
 .
I ran out
Being pushed
By an endless
Supply of sugary
Blue and pink
As I had
Too much of a good thing

9 thoughts on “Cotton Candy Packrat

  1. Your writing is fluid and easily draws me in… I love the image of cotton candy… we imagine it can be fulfilling but it's just so much fluff… and I too appreciated the change in perspective, which is a necessary ingredient in personal growth and maturity. Well done.

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