Poetry by Jeff Green


Almond Toffee

by cricketjeff on October 28, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

The taste of almond toffee that’s too thick to let you chew
The sweetness of the season traps my teeth
If I could move my jaws at all I’d tell you I love you
The toffee holds my tongue trapped underneath

The nuts we sliced as flavouring remind me of your smile
The stickiness is how you make me feel 
And when I’m done I’ll talk to you, it may be quite a while
My love for you is passionate and real

And now the softer side begins the toffee’s like our life
At first you’re stuck and don’t know what to do
But now I’m at the second stage, I want you for my wife
But still you’ll find I’m stuck to you like glue

Let’s kiss and get the pan down then we’ll make another batch
So you and I can stick around as one
You have to grab life as you go and I have made a catch
And toffee’s the epitome of fun