Artificial Sweeteners

please do not read FULL STOP please do not read
the saccharine i've written you FULL STOP
ignore the cherry flavored lollypop
i place before your eyes FULL STOP you need
a lot of salt and pepper if indeed
you want to know the candies which i drop
in front of you and popsicles i plop
upon your plate are ruses to mislead
your tastebuds there is nothing up my sleeve
FULL STOP the pungent taste of truth disturbs
the palate of the heart FULL STOP how dark
my life would be should you decide to leave
FULL STOP if i feed you my bitter herbs
COMMA will you still love me QUESTION MARK

G. S. Crown

If you have any thoughts on this poem,  G.S. Crown  would be pleased to hear them.