Chocolate Memories

A new poem which I read at the most recent chocolate open mic.

Chocolate Memories

Gold foil
just a glint
catches my eye
I remember
milk chocolate
formed into coins
a delicate snap
as I bite

Hot chocolate
returns me to winter
days shoveling blizzards
off sidewalks
snow caked trousers
drying shoes
on the radiator
nearby I thaw and sip

Dark truffles
preferred by my ex
my jaw clenches
at her sarcasm
too much swallowed
black stones
lie in my stomach
like an anchor

But years pass
bitter evaporates
I tend to remember
the sweet

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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6 Responses to Chocolate Memories

  1. Little Monster Girl says:

    Lovely! 🌹✨

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Glad you ladies enjoyed the poem.


  3. writenaked says:

    Black stones::anchor – AWESOME! Love this. :)


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