If you don’t keep a slice
Just for yourself,
They will take all of you
And eat you like cake.
Black Forest. Dulce de Lece. Lemon Pound. Walnut Torte. Bundt. Strawberry Shortcake.
It doesn’t matter….
They’ll eat you up
Until not a crumb remains
On the disposable styrofoam plate
Or the gnawed-up plastic fork.
All that will be left is residual icing
On a crumpled napkin
That they mindlessly used
To wipe their salivating mouths.
Always save a slice of yourself
Because no one else will.
*** Thought you were on a diet, Toots? ***
*** I always wonder where so much of me has gone. Then I look at their bellies, and I have my answer. ***