Friday, August 27, 2010

55 Words Say It All


Ice Cream Grief


I dig my spoon into the face of a glacier
in the Alps, pry loose a chunk
and slide it between my lips

The sweet vanilla snow melts
over my tongue,
grainy with chocolate scree,
and clods of cookie dough
crumble in my teeth

Again and again
until my hot heart
freezes


This is a Friday Flash 55. If you want to tell a story in exactly 55 words, post it and go tell the host with the most, the G-Man.

30 comments:

Argent said...

Ooh, I can almost taste it! Nicely captured.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I love my ice-cream! Nice 55.

Brian Miller said...

hope the ice cream helps...smiles. but it wont help with yesterdays change of perspective....

G-Man said...

An Ice Cream Glacier?
Thats a very HOT Heart My Dear.
Love the Flavors!
Love the 55..
It sure is wonderful to have you back Chris. The Summer of 2010 sure will be a memorable one N'est ce pas?
Thanks for answering the call.
You do this old heart good.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Paul C said...

Ice cream from an ancient glacier; love the image.

dulce said...

That is great imaginery!
Great 55!

clean and crazy said...

that sounds delicious, a very sweet 55 indeed

John's comments said...

Best way to cool down! To hear or read my Friday 55 click here

Scott said...

I live that dream on a nightly basis :-) AWESOME 55 Chris!

mine is at www.sboernuggets.blogspot.com

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Alright, so before reading this I wasn't craving the deliciousness of ice cream as a delicasy! Now, YEP~! Brilliant 55!
much love
xoxox g

Monkey Man said...

An ice cream glacier....They would find me frozen to death with a smile on my face. Excellent 55.

gospelwriter said...

great imagery - and grief or no grief, I could go for some of that ice cream right about now.

Loved your 55!

Indigo said...

Love the beauty of this. A glacier sweetened on nature, supped by you to soften and tender a heart. (Hugs)Indigo

Claudia said...

oh wow - wow - wow - what a power-55!!

PattiKen said...

I think perhaps it's the diet coming to grief after eating that ice cream glacier. But, oh my, it so sounds worth it!

Eric Alder said...

Okay, now I want some dessert!

Cheryl said...

You make the ice cream sound like it's evil. Left-over emotions from yesterday?

Totalfeckineejit said...

This really made me want an Ice cream, yet there's more to these 55 words, much more.

Jingle said...

love the sweetness of ice cream.
Happy Saturday!

Dianne said...

I can taste it.
BTW, I am so excited for you, congratulations, Chris. (A little solomon told me you won a contest!)
love,
Di

Me said...

This is gorgeous, especially loved the last three lines. Oh, and the ice cream reference. I *LOVE* ice cream! :)

Great 55!
-C

Mama Zen said...

What fantastic imagery! And, now, I want ice cream.

Teresa said...

Wonderful metaphor! If only I had a glacier in my freezer, I'd grab a spoon.

joanny said...

Refreshing, tactile and a sensual delight. I love tasting poetry, this one set chills up and down my spine on a hot summer day.

Well crafted 55er,

Joanny

kavisionz said...

Can anyone EVER resist this temptation??? Not me!! I am WAITING for morning to happen!! :) Cuz there's no ice cream at home, AND I WANT ICE CREAM!!!! :D

Deliciously written, my friend..

RNSANE said...

Yummy 55, Chris, I can just feel my tongue twirling around a spoonful of Chunky Monkey and that makes me happy.

TechnoBabe said...

You made something so huge into something we all can dig into and who doesn't like ice cream!

Janna said...

Here I am, better late than never!

Ohhh, this sounds delicious. :)
Especially in weather like this.
Yum!

P.S. My Friday 55 was posted here yesterday. I'm just now getting around to visiting everyone. :)

hope said...

This was nice....sorry, I need to go get some ice cream. :)

Syd said...

We used to make snow cream--adding a shot of vanilla extract and some chocolate sprinkles. It was yummy.

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