Poems of the Week


by Julia Griffin

“[A ton] of chocolate flows out of factory in Westönnen, coating the pavement”
—The Guardian

Streets paved with gold? Too avant-garde.
With milk and honey? Bland.
With good intentions? Much too hard;
But this I understand.

A pavement with a cocoa coat
Secures my animated vote:
If I were on that German street,
I’d find a way to lick my feet.