Today is my third day of posting poems for National Poetry Month. I'm finding out there are quite a few National Poetry Month events and have linked what I've found to this sidebar. This is our first Tuesday since finishing the month long Slice of Life March Challenge. I have posted this poem as part of the Tuesday slices being shared at Two Writing Teachers.
"Begin here, with what you know." Georgia Heard, Writing Toward Home
The Goodbye Cake
Pulling the cake out of the refrigerator,
She places it on the table.
A silence falls around the busy table.
It is glorious!
We sit around the rectangular table
As we do most every Sunday
Having just finished
A delicious meal.
Layers of cake.
Layers of chocolate cake.
Layers of chocolate cake standing high.
No cake has ever compared.
We laugh over stories
Of the children, of recent days.
Her grandkids sit beside her,
Knowing they'll be first.
Light whipped cream icing covering the cake,
Hiding between layers inside.
Cherries decadently placed within.
Chocolate shavings sprinkled as a final touch.
She cuts the cake
Passing it carefully around.
We talk together as we enjoy
This little slice of heaven.
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