and when the chips are down
the semisweet, the milk chocolate and the
bittersweet almonds dusted in powder,
eat them all, chase them with a hot Ovaltine
or a cold glass of Quik
remember when we watched the ski racers
in the Jura
my whole body was shaking in the cold,
we ate roasted chestnuts and drank
to keep warm
tomorrow I will eat chocolate truffles at work
and chocolate chip cookies
and drink cacao from the jungles
of West Africa.
I will feel exotic.