Rita Dove


Chocolate - Poem by Rita Dove

Velvet fruit, exquisite square
I hold up to sniff
between finger and thumb -

how you numb me
with your rich attentions!
If I don't eat you quickly,

you'll melt in my palm.
Pleasure seeker, if i let you
you'd liquefy everywhere.

Knotted smoke, dark punch
of earth and night and leaf,
for a taste of you

any woman would gladly
crumble to ruin.
Enough chatter: I am ready

to fall in love!

Topic(s) of this poem: chocolate


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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 6, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, February 6, 2015


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