Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "The Chocolate Goddess"

This poem came out of the December 6, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from idhren24.  It was sponsored by the_vulture


The Chocolate Goddess


Her skin is the color of cocoa,
smooth and sleek and sweet.
She sees herself
in the sumptuous curves
of Yemaya and Oshun,
in the rippling limbs
of Parvati and Lakshmi,
in the dark wild curls
of Aphrodite and Artemis.

When she dances,
her flashing feet span the continents.
When the runs,
her powerful legs pound
against the pavement,
steady as a beating drum.

She believes in
all things in moderation,
including moderation --
for her body is her temple
and her goddesses
love both exertion and indulgence.

She dances, she runs,
and her heart soars heavenward.
She breaks apart the chocolate goddess
on her altar and it melts in her mouth,
the sweet dark milk of paradise.

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