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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

disaster,

a frantic trip to

the store for

more flour,

sugar,

butter.

 

iii. it is hidden,

a lady in

waiting,

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,

lightness,

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

personality.

 

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

spotlight.

 

xiii. it is

the oven’s

fault.

 

– 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 kombucha and ranch fries:)

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