So now it’s official:
We humans have molecules inside us
with an affinity for chocolate,
microbes that dance with joy
to see the dark ambrosia
oozing down our intestinal tract.
Even the scientific name is delicious—
Polyphrenolic polymers. Say it out loud,
Poly-phren-olic poly-mers! See?
Just pronouncing it tastes good.
As icing on the cake, you might say,
this creamy treat can now be
considered a health food.
Life is sweet.
—Elaine Parker Akin