for the love of chocolate

as a child it was cocoa puffs
chocolate straws and hershey bars
then kisses soon followed
by milk chocolate easter eggs
i never went for m&m’s
something about the coating
or the peanuts tainted its purity
a short break from sugar
left them all behind
but returned to discover
dark chocolate
truffles belgian french german
a mature adult taste
less sugar no milk
and along came percentages
how high can i go
62  71  77  84
oh no too dark
where is the sweet
organic sneaks in and tempts me again
and at last
agave opens the door again
light at the beginning of the tunnel
organic cacao powder
fair trade
make my own choco-balls
i am saved
resurrected
bliss bound
for the love of chocolate
long live the cocoa bean