Lime, Ice and Chocolate

It is your inconsistency and
thoughtless nature that entices,
like cool limes, sliced, iced
and poured over bitter chocolate.

Tart and sweet, a heady concoction
as you brew trouble with every breath.
I like the idea of Russian Roulette
watching the bottle spin
and winning a smile from you.

Lick each finger tip, slowly,
tasting the cordial, sipped
head tipped back, then running
a smooth tongue around the corners
just peeking to see if you saw.
I do so enjoy the pleasure of being
with someone who doesn't make scenes,
just entire acts in three parts.

Lime,
crushed ice
and bitter chocolate
is what tempts me the most.




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Written on 2014-08-16 at 14:40

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I agree with Lawrence that this is a winner from you. Like the tartness of limes and bitterness of raw chocolate, relationships sometimes need the sweetness of a smile to balance things out--and a sense that anything can happen.
2014-08-17



This is completely delightful in a naughty sort of way. I should never read poetry in the morning before my cup of coffee. I still like bitter chocolate, either way it's served. :-)
2014-08-16



Not so much tall, dark and handsome, more short, sweet and risky
2014-08-16


Åsa Andersson
I do so enjoy the pleasure of being
with someone who doesn't make scenes,
just entire acts in three parts.

- My favorit part, I think. Need to come back and read again.
2014-08-16


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Elle, this may be my favorite poem of yours. It has an interesting subject, and, start to finish, it's very nicely realized.
2014-08-16



Ooooohhhh! That is so enticing! You make me want to run out and get some bitter chocolate right now. I try to not keep it on hand because I love it so, but how elegant and lovely it sounds with crushed ice and lime. Your words are a gastronomical sensation! :-)
Indeed: "I like the idea of Russian Roulette
watching the bottle spin and winning a smile from you."
2014-08-16