And Many More

January 10, 2008
By Catherine Hundt, Palatine, IL

the cupcakes
have fallen on the floor.
their fluffy swirled frosting
decorating the carpet near the piñata.

the birthday
is no longer happy.
the children, sugar high,
are demanding cake.
the piñata, looking nervous,
is awaiting his untimely execution.

the battle
is beginning.
the crazed, mutinous children
charge and tear the goody bags to pieces.
the piñata knows
he is not long for this world.

the carnage
is horrendous.
papers and ribbons and wrappers and bags
litter the ground.
the piñata, his carcass,
lies abandoned,
his insides devoured.

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