Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "Delicious Differences"

This poem came out of the December 6, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from Stephen Laird and sponsored by Anthony Barrette.


Delicious Differences


Chocolate is
decisively biaffectionate.

It combines lusciously
with the queen of candy, coconut,
sweet brown sheath
over smooth creamy center,
so mouthwatering and so mellow.

It blends scrumptiously
with the king of candy, peanut,
little chunks of savory crunch
surrounded by sleek slabs,
such invigorating contrast.

Chocolate and coconut,
or coconut flakes,
or coco butter;
chocolate and peanut,
or peanut butter,
or chocolate chips in peanut cookies;

these two combinations
are equally sublime
even though they are nothing alike.

If you were wondering
how that sort of attraction could work
elsewhere in life,
that's how:

it is nothing more nor less
than an appreciation of
delicious differences.

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