Friday, July 20, 2012

The Devil

The devil dresses me down
to a trifle scrap of lace,
powders sweat from my face,
and curls ringlets in my hair.

The pulse inside my wrist
he scents with tears of absinthe
then tongues his judas kiss
in the palms of my dirty hands.

For Fireblossom Friday at Real Toads

23 comments:

Mary said...

That devil is going to get you in BIG trouble. (smiles)

Peggy said...

This is a creepy one! Excellent descriptions of the images!

Lolamouse said...

That naughty devil! I've always wanted to try absinthe!

Daydreamertoo said...

That old devil ... what a dawg!
Licking dirty hands even... Who knows where they've been ... lol
Hot, hot, hot, as hell MZ :)

Hannah said...

Wow...excellent...so very sensory, Mama Z!!

flipside records said...

"Ew" at the thought of licking dirty hands. I have three young children and know how gross that might be. :) But I guess he's marking you because he's turning you over to the "authorities." Isn't that just like the devil? Get you in trouble and then point the finger at you.

"dresses me down
to a trifle scrap of lace" ... I love this part because lace is pretty but also because "dresses me down" isn't just referring to clothing; it means he strips your spirit and makes you feel bad about yourself. That's how he gets you to do what he wants. Impure evil, he is.

bodhirose said...

Major creepy!

Sylvia K said...

Scary, but great as always, MZ!

Linc said...

This is just hot... don't stop!

Susan said...

Humiliated and given up. Yuk. But powerful images. Sometimes we make the devil too pretty.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the "tears of absinthe, then tongues his judas kiss".Great response to the challenge, MZ.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ooooh! Love the tears of absinthe and the kiss in the dirty palm is an excellent contrast of good and evil.

Fireblossom said...

Well...I'm glad to hear that the devil has a sense of style and such good taste. And I notice that the lady in the poem doesn't try to run or summon an exorcist. Perhaps she can't get a signal on her phone? Anyway, dirty hands could mean anything. As long as her nails are clean, who can blame that devil anyway?

happygirl said...

This was a naughty one. Scrap of lace, dirty hands... I'm glad they seem to like each other.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Luscious and well done.

Sioux said...

"...tongues his judas kiss."

What a rich image, MZ.

Brian Miller said...

whew there is some intense intimacy with that devil...love the part about the tonguing the judas kiss....mmm....

manicddaily said...

Wonderfully fun sound here as well as images. k.

Marian said...

uh oh!

Mary Mansfield said...

Now that's the kind of devil I have so many problems resisting...very nice, Mama Z!

chazinator said...

Lovely image here of how sensuality and grace combine into beauty. The irony that it is the devil who made you do it is very playfully done. :)

Mystic_Mom said...

Yum and shiver. That good.

myheartslovesongs said...

though you may not like his attentions, not even the Devil can resist you, Missy! {smile}