NPM – 4 of 30

For this poem, I used this prompt: Write a 15-line litany with the refrain, “then I swallowed it all.”

While I would not call this piece a litany, it’s what I could come up with tonight.

Cupcake, Pride, Anger

my desire for it was unrelenting
red velvet covered in cream cheese frosting
the thought of the sugary treat
made my mouth water
then I swallowed it all

my foolishness felt like an ambush
unprepared for this feeling
wishing I could disappear
there was no turning back
then I swallowed it all

my blood began to boil
steam came out my ears
I knew there was no recourse
no polite way to explode
then I swallowed it all

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Sandy says:

    Great. Now I want a damn cupcake.

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