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I learned from you
how to overflow the cinnamon-sprinkled batter
with semi-sweet morsels.

I learned how to scoop eggshell
out of the oil and sugar of the dough,
yolk dripping down the frosted mixing bowl
like the water pitcher
sitting in a ring of condensation.

I learned how to go unnoticed
sliding my cool finger inside the whisk,
and how to laugh
while your eyes tighten into a knowing glare,
and you stick a brightly painted acrylic back under the tool.

From you
I learned to revive a watery frosting,
how a little chocolate can fix any crumbled edge,

And I learned that powdered sugar
was like another stitch into your sweater.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Anasunny said...
Mar. 11, 2011 at 10:53 pm
Aw, how sweet! I love this
 
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