I took a poetry class last quarter to fulfill a writing requirement (it was either going to be poetry or research writing). Of course, I did some about food, so I thought I’d share those here.
Chocolate Cake with Whipped Ganache and Raspberries
Flour and leavening the support structure
Cocoa and sugar each balancing the other
Rich butter mingling with sunset-hued eggs
Clumpy and frumpy
before the oven
polished and domed after
Stacked tall like
the leggiest model in the room
perched daintily on a
lush amalgamation of
chocolate, cream, air
A finishing swirl of frosting
bestowed lovingly by her hand
a smattering of the plumpest raspberries
and delicate curls of chocolate atop.
She brings it to the table
Oooh, what is that?
She’s proud that they noticed it, her.
Chocolate cake with whipped ganache and raspberries
Slices handed out
she knows everything’s
exactly how it should be
cake tender, ganache creamy, berries tart
she watches them carefully
there’s polite nods and
one even says
It’s so pretty.
update 4/28/17: in case you need further reading, this poem from the hyped but definitely not overrated rupi kaur is everything that i was trying to say.