From the collection And Don’t Come Back, 2021.
Who’s the Winner Here?
Not one more fattening peep out of you
I say to the slice of chocolate cake
lounging on my plate. It smirks.
Two can play this game and so
I fork another big bite into my mouth
well aware that the know-it-all
sitting right in front of me
is going to get down to work
the very second I swallow the bite –
do its level best high-calorie damage
patient and methodical and smug.
So there, I say.
Who’s still sitting at the table?
Me or you?
I lick chocolate icing from my lips.
8 thoughts on “Who’s the Winner Here?”
This made me laugh–and crave chocolate cake. I was thinking about chocolate cake yesterday,
I love chocolate cake. I am helpless in front of it. No matter what it says to me!
I love chocolate cake (cookies, ice cream . . .) but I’m picky. I hate when you bite into one that’s dry or doesn’t really taste chocolatey.
Yes. A strong chocolate flavor is a must. And I like a certain moistness to the cookie or cake, too. And then there is chocolate ice cream…
Yes. . .😋
Ha ha! The temptations of chocolate cake are certainly difficult to resist.
For me, pretty much impossible.
You made me smile!!
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