My Cake

My Cake

by Elizabeth Challinor

Today I threw myself into a mixing bowl

Added eggs, sugar, flour, butter

(No buts, it had to be butter)

And wisked

Poured myself into the baking tin together with the batter

Placed the tin in the oven

Felt myself rise

Allowing myself to bask

And bake in the heat into a beautiful cake

Turned myself out onto the cooling rack

Sat back and cooled down

Decorated myself with butter icing

Sliced myself into generous servings

And presented a piece of myself to myself on a porcelain plate


"It is inextricably delicious to be alive!"

Dedicated to the wonderful Juliana!

Elizabeth Challinor