Friday, August 21, 2015

You Gave Me Chocolate

You Gave Me Chocolate
by Julie Gengo

You gave me chocolate
When no one was looking
Four hearts of cerulean gold
In a box with a clear plastic cover

One swirled in pink
Capturing the tree-lined moment
After Thanksgiving dinner
At your parent’s house in the country

Another rich in deep darkness
When we explored the rain forest on a raft
Water snakes beckoning  
To climb on board

The third white with speckled brownness
Like the spots in the snow
After the cars drove by
When you were gone for a long time

The last a blend of magnificent and surreal
In a texture that put me to sleep
As you watched from a distance
The fire slowly dying


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