Full Flavour

by Oonah V. Joslin


in tiny cup
almost too hot to sup

can’t believe how thick
wick
ed ible
in credible

how not sweet-sweet
not milk or white it is
but dark
Aztec
elemental
gold
of European monarchy of old

appropriate
I had to come to Barcelona
to appreciate
the aroma savour
this lava of flavour
flowing slow at Cafè de l’Òpera
La Rambla.

I never liked the confection before —
it’s sickly counterfeit.
I like my pleasures neat

chocolat espagnol
por favor


Copyright © 2009 by Oonah V. Joslin

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