A Taste of Nothing

A Taste of Nothing


Can you really not see

how much your

adoring public loves you

Can you not feel

the friction spark and heat

of each heart wrenched

and wretched review

All meant to warm you

Does it really taste of nothing

The scent and sense of their


And so I watch you from

The sideline

Standing somewhere

just off centre

Watching my innocence decline

In fractions of a single degree

and mourning

each read request deleted



  • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

    I don't know about this one, Neville.
    Perhaps the subject is a poet, awaiting a review of his or her poem.

    Do read requests pertain to emails? Not certain.

    Anyway, nice attempt to confuse the public. 🙂

  • Neville

    It seems my cigar, coconut & goldfish are all still safe, at least for the time being...

  • Goldfinch60

    I believe there are many interpretations of this but the one that keeps on crossing my mind is the political one about the state of our country at the moment and this flaming brexit fiasco (I will not give it a capital letter). If this is anywhere near the truth I'll have a goldfish please.
    Very intriguing write by the way.

    • Neville

      I am glad you went for the goldfish sir.. she can be hard work at times and the other two prizes cheaper on the upkeep.. must say, not a bad guess either.. the goldfish is yours.. All Good Things, Neville

    • sylviasearcher

      It reminded me of someone

      • Neville

        I'm almost certain most people will know someone who fits the bill.. thank you tho sylviasearcher...

      • Suresh

        A silent lover/admirer, whose not even on the radar, feels the pain of their subject, and feels helpless to do anything

        • Neville

          thank you for stopping by and checking out these words.... N

          • Suresh

            Seems like I was too far off the mark here, so no cigars, eh!

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          • Fay Slimm.

            Falling the same way as the rest this unknown admirer can never get noticed by someone so used to being adored by the public - - feel sorry that those requests got deleted so soon -- she knew not what she was missing methinks......... are there after so long a time any goldfish left please for being even half-way near ..........x

            • Neville

              ... I shall just go whip one out of the freezer for ya .... fancy you finding this after so ;long our Fay :

              .... Neville x

              • Fay Slimm.

                Twas my pleasure and more our Nev....... the Taste of Nothing is what drew me in ........ very good read........

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