Heart-Shaped Lollies


I arrive

At the Station.

Heart-shaped lollies

Stuck to cement floors

Now appear at the bottom of my shoes.


The sun

Has turned them into a mixture

Of sweet nothingness

That children slip into.


My train arrives.

On board:


Hearts, atom-sized,

Hearts, atomic.


The announcement

Has changed my destiny:

“The baggage is too great

And not capable of holding you.”


Tickets are non-refundable

And heart-shaped lollies

Keep me stuck to cement floors,

Waiting an age for what’s mine.