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Tracie Skarbo was motivated to write by her father, who was her biggest supporter. “He was always behind me, rallying me on with my writing. I would always see him with a book in hand. He gave me a great appreciation for the written word, and the power and responsibility that writers have to shape those who read their words. He also taught me to respect nature and to value the beauty within it; my reflections on my environment are just an extension of this.” Skarbo was raised on Vancouver Island and is working on her next two books.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Chocolate Fixation

My mouth starts to water as
The waitress saunters
In my direction

My gaze fixated
On the plate
That looks like
An extension of her hand

I can see a little piece of
Chocolate heaven
Peeking over
As she draws closer

After what seems like an eternity
The culinary masterpiece is before me
I drink in its beauty.

The cut
Shows the brilliant confidence
Of the server
Knife in hand
Searching perfect dimensions

Gives bursts of scent
Pleasuring my senses 
Awakening longing in my taste buds 

I lift my fork
Knowing that with this instrument
I will wreak havoc 

I plunge into the soft layers
Drawing down chocolaty cheese layers,
Until I hit Oreo crust
Then with a flick of my wrist
This too
Is on my fork

I lift it
My tongue glistening
To my mouth
An explosion of taste occurs
Leaving my face with a smile


  1. "I lift my fork knowing that with this instrument I will wreak havoc," is very much the moment in which decision culminates in action. I don't think that violence does not reflect beauty unless that beauty is a standardised concept and does not stir emotions. In other words, this is ecstasy passionately expressed.

  2. Oh my .... Your words melt in our mouths.... you've cooked up a fab choc. souffle. "drink in it's beauty" my dear.

  3. Miss,
    Pardon my intrusion but this was simply perfect!

  4. Mmmm... so early in the day for such a delectable treat.
    lovely writing Tracie!!!