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Elle Jauffret

Writer ~ Lawyer ~ Fork Handler

RED (Imperfect) VILLANELLE

Jun 5, 2015

I decided to participate in Chuck Wendig’s Fast Fiction Challenge this week. I chose numbers 1 (red) and 16 (villanelle). I didn’t know what a villanelle* was and wanted to take on the challenge to write one - good or bad- as I only had 30 minutes to write it (my short-order fiction rule).  (see below)

*A villanelle is a 19-line poem with two rhymes throughout, consisting of five tercets, a quatrain, and a couplet at the end of the quatrain.

RED (Imperfect) VILLANELLE

My large bosoms and waist are signs of my power

I ignore the media and eat as I please.

People glance at me RED, eyes lit with desire

 

Salisbury steak, crèpe, a dollop of cream, sour         

For chocolate is known to comfort and appease.      

I slide in my corset, shiny red attire

 

My plus size in the line of gossipy fire         

Begging for my body, men fall RED on their knees  

Curvy and beautiful I will never cower.

 

Women starving as fashion moguls conspire

Stoic, self-denying velvet cake with false ease.         

Roasted pork with herbs in me births a fire

 

Food happiness denied has consequence- dire

Capturing pleasures from a single plate of cheese

With fare, not plastic, my breasts bloom like flower.

 

Of culinary ecstasy, I’m a vower

Lips dripping with honey, my tongue and fingers tease

My large bosoms and waist are signs of my power

People glance at me RED, eyes lit with desire.

 

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