Her first class degree
won her a contract to discover
the scientific perfection of sweetness.
Five years on, her secret formula
heavily advertised, stays
stubbornly on the shelves.
While continents are ravaged
by a disease she could
have found a cure for
and a humble chocolatier
creates daily bliss
for crowds in a small French town.
First published on this blog in 2008 and originally published in Curlew magazine
Chocolate also features in today's poem over on Crafty Green Poet. You can read it here.