You said we should meet

I hesitated


Like that last piece of chocolate

I know I shouldn’t eat

mocking me

we both know how this will end


a bit more of the dark and bitter for me

a bit more of the sickly sweet for you


l can’t burn this off on a treadmill or a walking path

so I am undecided, for now,

two seconds later

there goes my resolve

and just like that

the last piece of chocolate

is gone.


Sashikala Premawardhane

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