Holiday Chocolate Open Mic

Chocolate Open Mic

I’m off to my office holiday party tonight but just wanted to fire off a reminder that I’ll be reading a brand new chocolate holiday poem at Matthew’s Chocolates in glittering downtown Hillsborough tomorrow at 7pm. To whet your appetite, here’s another chocolate sonnet that I read at a previous chocolate open mic.

How do I love thee? Let me taste the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My tongue can reach, when probing out of sight
For the last of the mousse in a crevasse.
I love thee in boxes or upon trays
Assorted flavors over which we fight.
I love thee freely, though money is tight;
I love thee purely, in an endorphic haze.
I love with addiction and abuse
For my old griefs and with my long lost faith.
I love thee with a lust I wish to lose
For my health sake, with diabetic breath,
Pancreas failing until my dark muse,
Chocolate, grants a most delicious death.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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