My Box Of Chocolates


I have a box of chocolates
Dense, dark truffles
Sweet as can be.
My chocolates make them happy
The smiling faces granting my deeper wish
A smile fades
“Take one of my chocolates”, so I may see your precious smile once more
One.
The day seems grey for another, stuck in a dark enclosed space
Would chocolate make it brighter?
Two.
“I fear where my future will lead me… will I ever truly succeed?”
I offer a chocolate
“Will this ease your conscience?”
I give my best smile
A soft chuckle arises from their throat, making my smile feel genuine
Not that it wasn’t before…
Right?
Three.
With the loss of each chocolate, the feeling is gained
Each smile grants me a moment of peace
Each laugh, a moment of light pierces my dim mind
Before it fades, black as pitch once more.
My chocolates aren’t endless, but they are of no use to me if I can make others feel what I can't
The feelings I just can’t seem to grasp, instead flowing through them
It gives me a pinch of happiness
I only wish I could understand it
The feeling gained is also of no use, it seems.
When my chocolates run out, all is right in my world
They are happy,
They are satisfied.
I discard my empty box, exhausted
Yet still, my smile remains.
A simple question
A cacophony of ringing bells in my ears
The singular question
Yet there is no answer amongst the absurdity that is me
It will never be answered.
The numbness spreads like a disease, and yet no cure is to be found.
The numbness of each day pushed aside.
“Chocolates, anyone

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