I can still taste them
bitter tiers of melting darkness
a hand-picked assortment of affection
for a pauper's gratitude, one Valentine's
when frost was on the ground
the con in confectionary escaped notice
your gift pure affectation, beggarly
double layered with innuendo
smutty smooth-talking soft centres
lemons crushed to luscious licks
almond crunch with arsenic overtone
broken teeth and a rotten heart
- never should have taken chocolate from strangers
Whipping up some bittersweet in the Imaginary Garden’s Love Hurts
32 thoughts on “The con”
Oooo … this is a luscious taste of the dark side
nothing like you Candy 🙂
Oh, those last three lines! Whoa! Well done.
ps–this is Fireblossom in Word Press clothing.
the best of outfits!
I was going to say the same thing… WOW. Very impressive and giving me dark visuals.
not keen of dark chocolate so maybe this is why!
ooh that’s interesting – I really dislike dark chocolate and among my friends are the odd one out. Glad to hear I’m not the only one…
we are not bitter that is why 😉
Turned out to be a stranger, very strange side, ‘coming out.’ Nice reading, Laura, kept me anxious for the next line.
a tall dark stranger perhaps?! a good sign if it kept your attention – thanks Jim
Those closing lines are just perfect!
thank you for your appreciation
You have now conjured in my mind and taste buds a box of Black Magic – that long ago seemed such luxurious chocs until one learned better. A darkly verbal confection. Luscious licks indeed!
ah the magic sophistication Tish! Milk Tray man might be at the centre of this verbal confection
Yes, I thought of him too!
The last three lines are perfection but I love how you exposed the con in confection. Bravo!
That was a perfect exposure! Thank you.
Oh my goodness, I am so loving the responses to this prompt. The broken teeth and rotting heart………too perfect. I was always looking for a heart of gold – and finally realized it was my own heart that was golden.
It sure is Sherry – generous with your comments as always x
That last line is especially magnificent. You found the bitter in the chocolate.
A refreshing take on Valentine you gave us to digest – many thanks
I love how you went so deep into the falsehood of chocolate… the end especially
You can tell I do not have a sweet tooth!
Sweet poison in that box…should have warning label!
Should have resisted temptation!
Certainly a dark chocolate of a poem for “love”-gone-wrong!
As so many do
ooh, deliciously dark, Laura. I love the con escaping from confection. The imagery of the candies was perfect. Better to buy your own assortment, so that you know what you are getting!
It was such an inviting twist to Valentine – thank you
An antidote for all the tasteless treacle. Love it.
thanks John – never been stuck on that treacly version
Comments are closed.