I began in a small space, a chocolatier fronting a spice shop. Everything packaged and behind glass, brought out one at a time for me, detailed, and rewrapped.
I interrupted him to photograph the chocolates on the counter—
—two free truffles—
I’ll email him about the website review
There’s construction on 15th Street, two lanes blocked off. I wait for 6 SUVs, don’t expect the Honda going the other direction.
More dangers await at Shoemaker Plaza: Canada geese suddenly ravenous for chocolate; sun melting artisan chocolates into featureless blobs; toddlers carelessly whacking them as they stumble by.
the Platte chills dogs and children
in the shallows