Bittersweet And Sour Brain

Bittersweet and sour brain
Under-cooked and yet, still
Brimming over with the tang of
Your pungent, piquant palate.
Your chilli chocolate moods, that
At first seem to soothe,
Then quickly turn,
And burn my tongue in ways
Entirely unexpected.
You’re indulgently introspective,
A brittle, brandy snap nest
Wrapped ’round a sticky Eton mess
Of despair and desire.
You’re a layer cake piled up with thoughts,
Each of which is caught
Between a crumbling slice of sanity.
You’re a vinegar-tinged plum fancy
A curled lemon tart, a
Croquembouche tumbling apart and
A broken shortbread heart.
You’re a sweet too sharp to savour,
A candy crammed with razors and
A feast full of fucked-up flavours – but
My disgustingly delicious brain,
This at least I understand:
Though you may not always suit my tastes,
You can never become bland.
(Inspired by #IntrigueVerse prompt ‘Introspect’)

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Bunny Burns

I love words; both reading and writing them. I've started this site in order to have a depository for all the random ramblings which are continually swirling around my mind. Some of the aforementioned ramblings may be quite serious but the majority probably won't be. I'm a single mother living in Norwich. I'm also autistic. This isn't the defining component of my personality, although it is a significant one, and one which I think has a heavy influence on my writing, which is why I choose to highlight it. I also feel no shame over being autistic and refuse to perceive it as a disability. The way I see it, life is hard work whichever way your brain is wired up. Aside from all things wordy, I also love music. I find it to be an incredible mood enhancer, as well as a great enabler for the imagination. I love all kinds of music, though hard house in particular - as everything in life is better when it's hard... I hope you enjoy my musings and thank you for reading! I can also be found on

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