by Caroline Whalley


Today I decided “enjoy carbohydrates”
I ponder on teacake, muffin or pikelet
In‘t Co-op it’s a crumpet, it says on’t packet.
But my pikelet is thick with holes joined by dough 
lengthy toasting required – has to be slow
After, when the crust’s a dark brown, hot cavities waiting 
for the butter to spread and begin dripping 
Jaws clench, bite through my squeaky feast  
Pikelet or Crumpet? Oh  bugger!  Just eat.

Day 23, of ‘one a day’ poems. By the end of April 2021, 30 poems will create a series. Each poem covers a fragment, a snippet taken consecutively throughout a day.

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