Your first birthday:
drooling with innocence,
your taste buds numb to anything other than sweets.
Your fifth grade graduation:
a diploma of frosted cake
and glittery stickers confirm your departure.
Your family’s Thanksgiving dinner:
awkward, stiff family reunions,
served with mashed potatoes easing the tension.
Your white Christmas:
crumbling tree shaped cookies and
warm, thick drinks to confirm the season.
Your first day of high school:
uncomfortable nibbling, under a thousand strange eyes,
at the sandwich your mom packed.
Your very first date:
leafy greens with dressing on the side,
to eat pretty.
Your morning routine before each day of high school:
a ten foot tall cup of coffee crowded by sugar
to get you through fifth hour.
Your first heart break:
a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked and a king size Hershey bar,
sugar the only constant in your life.
Your wedding day:
frosted cake, fed to you by the one you love
sealing an eternity together.
family and friends gather around an arrangement
of fruit and chocolate—and the caloric memories you once loved.