Sunday, February 12, 2012

Black Silk

Photo: Christophe Gilbert
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Swallowed in sin
bereft of moral decency
all inhibitions stripped
black silk like quicksand
left and right, she tries to turn away
resist the undying urge no one else understands
until Lady Godiva spreads her cunning charms on them
they can't resist temptation after that first luscious taste-
Death by Chocolate; today's splurge, tomorrow's repercussions
forgotten.

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Photo courtesy of allrecipes.com


@laurie kolp

Photo prompt inspiration: The Mag 104 (formerly Magpie Tales)

36 comments:

Mary said...

An interesting way of handling that picture, Laurie. I like your take.

Doctor FTSE said...

Yes, a restrained take on a picture that probably offends the Politically Correct who are determined to be offended by absolutely everything. They'll probably scrutinise your Death by Chocolate very carefully in the hope of detecting racist overtones.

Mark Windham said...

Loads of fun...and calories.

Brian Miller said...

death by chocolate is a great ice cream...just saying...ha...nice laurie...

Jinksy said...

black silk like quicksand

And in she slips!

Laurie Kolp said...

Death by Chocolate is a delicious dessert. I added the link to the recipe in my poem.

Other Mary said...

Death by chocolate - lol, what a way to go! Nice take on the Mag.

JC said...

Awesome take on this Magpie. She seems to have died of sweet bliss.

Glenn Buttkus said...

Great imagery, content, & form,
for chocolate is love, and we all
must have those days when
/tomorrow's repercussions
are forgotten/.

Karen said...

A great read! What a way to go...death by chocolate.

Barbara said...

Fun turn. Satin was my first thought, but I can go with silk.

ayala said...

A great read, Laurie :)

Manicddaily said...

I went a similar route, but without the recipe. Sounds pretty great. K.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, yes, chocolate. Of course!
K

Natalie said...

dark humor treat,

well shaped entry.

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicely done....thanks for sharing your words again

Linda H. said...

No other way to say it...this poem rocks! I love your take on the picture :-)

jabblog said...

This took me by surprise - I wasn't expecting chocolate:-) Clever!

Catfish Tales said...

Your epitaph: YUM! :)

Dave King said...

Just as well you skipped the first course!

Mary Mansfield said...

Hmm, chocolate was an unexpected surprise in this one...at my age, probably my preference anyway! This poem was both sensuous and fun, which is always a great combo. Nicely written!

izzy said...

Playful, thanks!

Eva Gallant said...

Loved, loved the surprise ending!

ds said...

Well, that was an unexpected twist. Very clever, Laurie! Thank you.

Daydreamertoo said...

I love chocolate, period.
Great use of the prompt!

Tumblewords: said...

Delightfully delicious!

Lyn said...

Well, we all have to go sometime..dipped in chocolate...rather be a truffle than a trifle...I know I'm not alone!

Helen said...

Super delicious Laurie ....

Isabel Doyle said...

Love this, Laurie

Carrie Burtt said...

A wonderful take Laurie! :-)

Buddah Moskowitz said...

What's with all these chocolate as sex metaphors? Chocolate is sex, simple as that!

Loved it.

Linda said...

Just desserts!! Delicious. Thank you Laurie, for sharing your creativity and a scrumptious recipe too.

kaykuala said...

Seeing the other side of it is brilliant. Refreshingly real on occasions?

Hank

bsain said...

Any poem that can include Death by Chocolate is a win!
The poem is wonderful.

darkangelwrites said...

Nice twist at the end!

Tess Kincaid said...

Ah...great minds, indeed!