Chocolate

Chocolate is a sound

that Lacks the capacity

to paint the sweetness of that Dark-fleshed butter of fancy Taste

Beautiful and broken in time

 

Chocolate sounds like

A bunch of messy smudges

Around a little kid’s mouth

Smeared all over his stained tooth

Or all up in her grubby hands

Mostly,

Those stubby white hands that belong

To a body with freckles and pigtails.

Not chocolate.