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A poem for those with a sweet tooth.

Gauntlet

Robert_bio_photo_1___version_3__1_by Robert L. Ferrier15 Sep 2014

Siren singers on the aisle of buffets
beckoning, beguiling sugars and starch
chocolate, syrups, pecans that march
insolent from pies to hips in ways

defying imagined writs of will
crumbling resolve rapt in aromas
white cakes crowned by nuptial coronas
commanding one taste, then another until

spreading the ganache of flawed reason
smothering pride at the price of sensation
reaping the cacao tree’s dark temptation
the rush of the fix blinding the treason.