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Poem: Undercooked Cake


i. it is a gesture

of love;

the product

of time well spent.


ii. it is a mistake,

a reason for


a frantic trip to

the store for

more flour,




iii. it is hidden,

a lady in


afraid of

the world

around her.


iv. it is a failure,

a reminder of why

you chose writing

(not baking).


v. it is a setback,

a reversal,

a reason to turn

back the clock and

start again.


vi. it is a centerpiece,

candy for

six year old eyes.


vii. it is collapsed—

ripped apart by

sickly sweet icing—

swallowed whole by

a gaping void of

stodgy batter.


viii. it is laughter,


a cascading waterfall

of air.


ix. a joke

you never intended

on making,

but now are so glad

you did.


x. it is a rebellion

against your old



xi. it is growth.


/look how far

you have come

since the last time

you tried this/


xii. it is unfinished,

sitting lonely on an

empty pedestal,

waiting for

its chance in the



xiii. it is

the oven’s



– undercooked cake



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marin poleshek

hi! my name is marin, and i am a rising senior at homewood high school. i love to read, write, run, bake, and hike. my favorite color is forest green, and i am currently obsessed with waffles and ranch fries 🙂

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