Flicker II – for dVerse

Six flames
flickered on
the birthday cake-

pink icing
with white roses,

or green bubbling
frosting

or bright sunshine
buttercream
churned with
love

and words

so many words

stuffed between
cloudy layers
of sweet cake,

coiled dark, like
cherries,

words spilling
over the plate.

It’s dVerse’s 6th birthday, so there should be cake.ย 

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19 thoughts on “Flicker II – for dVerse

  1. PERFECT Anniversary poem! LOVE it! Most especially these words:
    “or bright sunshine
    buttercream
    churned with
    love”

    And I’ve been nibbling at these celebratory words all morning…enjoying every taste…with word (crumbs) spilling over the plate! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Like

  2. Okay, I read this poem differently. “…so many words / …coiled dark, / like cherries, / words spilling
    / over the plate.” To me, this rang of an emotionally dark undertow. And I’m usually a cheery guy!

    Liked by 1 person

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