Chocolate Villanelle

Cacao yields the perfect spark
for poets smothered head to toe
in decadence so rich and dark.

A biscuit might seem bland and stark,
prosaic, but the masters know:
cacao yields the perfect spark.

No errant crumb, no chance remark
will lose its way, now covered so
in decadence so rich and dark.

We know the truth, this poets’ lark
demands indulgence; apropos,
cacao yields the perfect spark.

The wait is long to make your mark,
but research (still to come) will show
cacao yields the perfect spark,
in decadence so rich and dark.