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"i am out with lanterns, looking for myself" - ED
seventeen year old poet

Message to Readers

cake anyone? :)

celebrations at my expense

June 30, 2021


my mind flows like a stream of coca cola
splashing onto ice on a summer's day

the hostess passes me to her friends
“cheers to us!”
they sip from the fragments of me
one relishes the taste
the other savours the coolness
and the third worries about how to hold a glass

“right then girls,” the hostess chimes
“how about we get our magazines out?”
and so the middle aged women caked in makeup
and baking under the midday summer sun
pout their lips and frizz their hair with colourful nails
and lie on sunloungers, turning their long legs
now and then at intervals

“and now,” the second girl says
“i brought us something to share!”
she produces a cherry and marzipan cake
and is met with a wave of smiles and glee

“so then,” the last woman says
her voice reedy and poised
like a question to a crowd of corpses
“let’s celebrate!”


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  • JonesyL123

    this piece is fantastic! I really want cake now hehe.
    I just heard that you published a book, congratulations, that's such an amazing achievement!

    3 months ago
  • Yellow Sweater

    I just Hey there rose's announcement that you published a book! Oh my goodness! Congratulations! Thank is insanely incredible. I just did a quick google search and it looks beautiful:)

    3 months ago
  • ~wildflower~

    Oooh I really like this piece!! Often the poetry I read is quite abstract so it’s really interesting (and grounding and inspiring) to come across something written in this style. In other news - this piece flows really nicely even through the incorporation of speech, and I think that’s pretty awesome.

    3 months ago