it's her birthday,
or close enough for our schedules to match up.
oh, this crazy world.
a cake, an appetizer and other yummies
for a simmering night
no dishes of hot lasagna and heavy red wine,
but cake is an essential
chocolate, bittersweet, buttermilk,
cream, butter and sugar and
a hot oven in a hot kitchen.
it's her birthday and
I'm doing it
to celebrate her 28 years,
well, not quite, and so her birthday
poem must wait for the right