Photo – L. Burton
My favorite candy store. The one that’s tucked away on the Square and takes half an hour to get to, but I’ll drive that far if I’m looking for a special gift or just have a craving. I enjoy the drive. Getting out, getting away. It’s the nostalgia that hits me as soon as I step through the doors. The hum of the refrigerators with old fashioned glass soda bottles. The candy of my youth – Bottlecaps, Cherry Sours. My poet’s heart can’t deny the Shakespeare and Poe novelty items, but what I’m really after is the chocolate and sea salt. My mouth waters as I place a desired amount in a bag and take it to the counter. Seated outside, I people watch while I eat my chocolate treat before it melts.
Sweet salty summer –
air mingles with memories
melts in small circles.
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