Cake-Eater

I love onions

I love poems

I love layers and

I used to bake cakes

Obsessively.

When I was very young.

I had the greatest chocolate cake

Recipe on earth

Sometime in seventh grade

I practiced and practiced and

Got it perfect

Then I celebrated

And ate.

I told a few friends

At school and

Everyone mocked me–

Fat girl

Loves cake!!

I was just impressed

By how beautiful

Something I made

Turned out to taste.

I still feel guilty

For how much I

Loved that cake

———

P. S.

———-

Yes

That scene in

Mathilda

Hits too close to home.

I usually cry,

On the inside

Close my eyes

Or leave.

I just get sad

Being the spectacle

The butt and the

Elephant in the room.


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