My tongue curls over the bittersweet edges;
the deep rich sweetness saturates my taste-buds, bathing my mouth
in a kind
The best way to eat chocolate is
like contemplating the pages of a good book,
letting its flavor
in your mind before turning the page to the next bite.
If you tasted my lips right now, you would see the Peruvian jungle where cacao is harvested,
you would see acres
of cacao trees surrounded by vibrant local villages and native languages.
If you tasted
you would hear
the red riverbanks sloshing atop mud and soil, you would feel
rough hands — cracked from the sun — brushing back beads
of humidity gathered on my forehead; you would hear
of the people, you would feel
the cool earthen shade resting over clay-covered ankles
you would taste
By Riah Raine
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