My First Published Poem

ed rosenthal
January 21, 2015

From Copperfield's Literary Magazine, about twenty years ago

Eskimo Pie

Sliding along the slippery chocolate
Surface with the moisture drops.
Getting cold, getting nothing.

Breaking through the black coating
To the white sweetness beneath.
Taking all the coat off, taking my time.

Learning to live with sticky fingers,
Wiping dribbles with my tongue,
Learning to lick, learning not to bite.

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