poetry by j matthew waters

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just another ordinarily average day

for breakfast I had chocolate eggs
and for second breakfast
I had orange slices and hershey kisses

for lunch I had a BLC with chocolate
coated potato chips

before the whistle blew
a friend texted a message
meet me at parlor city for a few
local cocoa porters

how could I say ‘no’ is all that I could
text back
whistling down third street
this lovely spring day
here in chocolate city

may two thousand seventeen
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the chocolate revolution

there’s a revolution brewing
and it’s going to be loud
and dangerous and downright
unintellectual for so many

old women stand in long lines
buying magazines for their men
while inside dogs stay huddled
behind yet intact furniture

unrecruited men and boys
hide behind alleyways
reading the latest reports
from handheld devices

a voice from the loudspeaker
claiming to be the answer
promises free tickets to paradise
and chocolate for everyone

april two thousand thirteen
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Cocoa Bean Girl

She was known as just Chocolate,
an orphan of Ghanaian
and Brazilian descent
and survivor of the shipwreck Barbados.

She was raised as the Master’s daughter
on a cocoa bean plantation in Ecuador.
Her instincts for creative engineering
introduced blended flavors to the world
never before imagined, finding favor
with candy confectioners and connoisseurs.

After years of industry recognition
her status changed to “overnight sensation”
when by accident she amalgamated
her sweet namesake with peanuts and butter.

may two thousand twelve
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