Chocolate Soufflè

Written for:  Poetic Asides – November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 5
For today’s prompt, write a self-destruct poem.

This poem is a decadent soufflè
wondering how high it can rise.
Tiptoe ’round kitchen, watch as
it floats, a chocolate crown.
Place pan on counter.
Sprinkle powdered
sugar. Wait!
A noise . . .
this poem
is flattened
to a soupy
round chocolatey disk.
Missed again. Why bother?
All precaution taken, not
to shake or awaken until
ready to eat. Expect sweet defeat.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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