Michael Pruchnicki

Shock & Delight - Poem by Michael Pruchnicki

First time I read Wallace Stevens's
'The Emperor of Ice Cream'

the hairs on the nape of my neck
felt like something cold had passed
nearby with stealthy tread

frozen with awe and thawed by desire
I seized it by the nape of its
muscular neck

whipping it into kitchen bowls
of desire and imagination
satisfying my appetite!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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