It works like magic
on your insides,
the parts suppressed by adulthood,
your center, your soul,
the hideaway you keep.
It loves you -
a brief respite from daily matters
that makes you smile,
intense on your tongue,
making your eyelids flutter and
filling you sweetly,
kisses melting on your tongue
soothing every imaginable pain.
for a moment
where, what, why.
The treasure of the Amazon
has become your delicious secret.
That’s why women I know have buried
Russel Stover in their lingerie drawer
Whitman’s in their desk
and Hershey in their handbag.