York Peppermint Patties, Mounds Bars,
and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
I can’t pass Walgreens without stopping
for Ghirardelli Intense Dark
(Twilight Delights with 72% cacao).
My moans are audible.
I can’t blog without snacking.
My desks are filled with Ritter Sport,
Heath Bars and Kit Kats.
(Assorted Dark Chocolates in floral wrap)
(Chocolate Premiere Tower
with classic ribbon).
The checkers want to know what I do
with all that Bosco
at four in the morning.
they keep their children and pets away.
My preacher says to pray to St. Jude;
my dentist says to rinse and floss.
maybe hand me a cup of hemlock
laced with Ovaltine, or a handful of Toll House
mixed with arsenic.
“Obsession” was originally published in Prairie Light Review with a different title.