I break the tangy cocoa.
It starts to melt under my touch,
and paints my fingertips a rich dark brown.
My mouth aches from craving;
that silky sweet chocolate.
I drop the small shard
into my mouth.
The bite of the cocoa
coats my tongue,
as its bitterness
dissolves on to the roof of my mouth.
I glance over at the gleaming green
of the other tangy sweet-
tart apple I probably should have instead.
Then I glance at the other
chip of bitter dark chocolate
whispering my name
already knowing what I will indulge in next.
Alessandra Obrist is fourteen years old, and originally from Guatemala. She’s lived in the U.S. since she was two months old. When not in school she enjoys art, music, cooking/creating healthy foods, reading and writing. She also enjoys being active, and doing things like running, yoga, exercise, and volleyball. She writes to understand reality in her own words, and hopes readers can see it through this writing.