Bitter-sweet burst on the tip of her tongue,
firecracker of perfect alchemy pressed to a
wafer-thin wisp of devilment. Was it possible?
Had they tricked her? Chocolate was so honest in America,
tainted with purity like Reese’s rule book
on a high school treat. Not so
this chocolat; seeping velvet, melting moment
of senseful, senseless, pleasure-filled richness;
oh-so-innocent on gold leaf.
Just as dark passions unravel in Chocolat, so Janet Colson enjoys exploring art and intrigue in her stage-work Dali’s Womb, Maidment Theatre 2013, and her novel The Shark Party, published in 2014 by Escalator Press.