The con

valentines-con
photoart & poem – ©2018 Laura Granby

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
whipped creams
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 Comments on “The con

    • I was going to say the same thing… WOW. Very impressive and giving me dark visuals.

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      • not keen of dark chocolate so maybe this is why!

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        • 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…

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  1. Turned out to be a stranger, very strange side, ‘coming out.’ Nice reading, Laura, kept me anxious for the next line.
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    • a tall dark stranger perhaps?! a good sign if it kept your attention – thanks Jim

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  2. 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!

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    • That was a perfect exposure! Thank you.

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  3. 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.

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    • It sure is Sherry – generous with your comments as always x

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  4. That last line is especially magnificent. You found the bitter in the chocolate.

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    • A refreshing take on Valentine you gave us to digest – many thanks

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    • You can tell I do not have a sweet tooth!

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  5. 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!

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    • It was such an inviting twist to Valentine – thank you

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