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July 2014, vol 10, no 2

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Tom Painting

Hard Knocks

After cracking a tooth, I gave up Warheads, my favorite hard candy. I then turned to English toffee, a chewy alternative, until I lost a filling. Over time I’ve managed to avoid all kinds of sweets, but have never lost the craving for sugar. That I could practice the same restraint in matters of the heart.

honeymoon cruise
barnacles cling
to the anchor chain