March 28, 2005

Black Jellybean Haikus

black, black, black, are you
the bean of my deep red heart
(jelly, not coffee)

often picked over
in standard easter baskets
but that's more for me

The taste of anise
piquant and tongue-curling good
the tang in my breath

pile sits on my desk
purplish stains on fingers
tell like tracks on arms

1 comment:

  1. I love sambuca
    jellybean taste, grownup feel
    lighten my head, heart

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