Hits and Misses

At the reception for the feminist speaker’s talk,

Janet is setting up the refreshments, putting the finishing touches

On a chevron of pink-frosted cupcakes—

Stale now, but still sweet.


Janet adds sprinkles, a redundant flourish,

Then standing back

Takes a good

Long look at her work.


She is angry with me for ruining

The simple recipe

Too much flour,

She says

What will we do now?


Leaning forward, Janet moves the vertex

A little to the left,

An imperceptible shift

A hollow

Slip of the point


Later, we will go back to her

Room and I will kiss the sweet

Shoal of her neck

The deep space at the base

Of her throat,

Dead center, a hypnotic


@2 years ago with 1 note
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