Sweet does not draw me as a personal trait.
As a taste it does, too much.
But as a human characteristic?
Oh, spare me.
Sweet women's soft falsetto voices
show they are no threat.
They hide their nature--from you
as well as from themselves.
Give me bitter or sour,
gut-wrenched seers and seekers,
happy or even unhappy in their skins
but honest and open about it.
Don't coat the kernel of self
in an M&Ms shell.
Give me no pastel sugar-robed almonds.
I want what is, not some smooth-surfaced
When I go,
no one will say, '"She was such a sweet old lady."
You can take that to the bank!