AprPAD Day 2 – Molten Darkness

MOLTEN DARKNESS

This is darkness. It spills like pediment
from the scooped edge of spoons, and
we fashion ourselves as archaeologists,

prying away darkness in broken squares,
chunked blocks like Elgin marbles, pure
molten deepest darkness. Chocolate.

But first, since there must always be a first,
we start with warmed milk, entering
deep in small teasing streams the breadth

of trickling sweat and bright as sunlight
on plump pearls. We stir it, stirring deep
into lusty darkness of contented dreams,

stirring like a young girl in a lavender
gathered dress who sits waiting for love,
stirring like I was when I saw you enter

my room. We stir it from darkness
to the softness of smudged moonlight,
and then swirl it into warmed round-

handled cups. Hot chocolate, sipped
through red tinted lips that smear
dark kisses on all that is touched.
.
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Written for Poetic Asides Day 2: Brightness and Darkness
http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2013-april-pad-challenge-day-2

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6 thoughts on “AprPAD Day 2 – Molten Darkness

  1. Gorgeous writing! Love your title.
    “This is darkness. It spills like pediment
    from the scooped edge of spoons, and
    we fashion ourselves as archaeologists,

    prying away darkness in broken squares,
    chunked blocks like Elgin marbles, pure
    molten deepest darkness. Chocolate.”
    These stanzas are wonderful. It’s ALL wonderful!

  2. Misky, you naughty girl – you have aroused an imperative desire for chocolate, and my dentist husband says it’s bad for your teeth to eat sweets in bed”

    • I eat chocolate everywhere … except in bed. I never eat in bed. My mother always said that eating in bed attracts rats. Good ol’ mum….

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