Rum ’n’ Raisin

You never liked the flavor 
“Because of the
raisins,”
you’d say.

It’s perhaps because of 
my defiance 
to agree with you
That I developed an affinity for
Alcohol-infused candy.
The rum leaves a
Zing.
A Bitter Zing.

And the color
of course
reminds me of many a
childhood sunset,
by the beach.

Peachy, warmth
Welcoming
A promise that tomorrow is another day
for Ice Cream
—Rum ’n’ Raisin Ice Cream.

—By Déna J.