TREATS Cake Kirsten Smith

He comes in late to buy an éclair.
He claims to be
a physics student on sabbatical
but you’re pretty sure
he’s a hobo on holiday.
You are the baker’s daughter.
He’s the wrong kind of boy
for a cream-puff like you
but you love his eyes,
the color of pickles,
you love his hands,
which have never kneaded anything.
When you kiss, your head fills
with Xs and Ys, not teaspoons and half-cups.
You want him to cover your kitchen
with Newton’s Second Law,
you want him to make every pie a love pie,
you want him to sneak inside your stove,
burn the gingerbread,
collapse the strudel,
change the cakes from something sweet
into slices of the forbidden –
tell-tale icing
on the lip of someone
who says they don’t eat cake
and then secretly devours it whole.

Images via The Cake Blog, une-deux senses and Zompa.com.

Kirsten Smith is a writer and filmmaker. She co-wrote LEGALLY BLONDE, 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU and THE HOUSE BUNNY. She also wrote THE GEOGRAPHY OF GIRLHOOD, a novel-in-poems, and has a new novel forthcoming from Little Brown in 2012, TRINKETS. Her favorite comedy words are “cheese” and “nipples.” Follow her on twitter here @kiwilovesyou.

comments

Please help us maintain positive conversations by refraining from posting spam, advertisements, and links to other websites or blogs. we reserve the right to remove your comment if it does not adhere to these guidelines. thanks! post a comment.

  1. Nice weblog. Plenty of helpful information here. I was looking for this.Thanks for sharing!

  2. It is best to participate in a contest for one of the best blogs on the web. I will suggest this site!

  3. Just bookmarked you!!

  4. I simply desired to appreciate you once again. I’m not certain what I would have followed in the absence of the entire methods shared by you regarding such industry. It had become a very frightful scenario for me personally, however , considering the very skilled form you dealt with it took me to leap over gladness. I am happy for the assistance and thus sincerely hope you really know what a great job your are doing teaching people all through a site. Most probably you’ve never got to know any of us.

  5. Hey, Nice article! This is very much helpful for my research and i hope to run through more of your posts someday! How i wish i can see you in person so i can get to know you more.

  6. I beloved as much as you will obtain performed proper here. The cartoon is attractive, your authored material stylish. however, you command get bought an nervousness over that you would like be delivering the following. in poor health for sure come further earlier once more since exactly the similar just about a lot regularly inside case you defend this increase.

  7. I’m currently doing several of these suggestions but you’ll find quite a few some others that are new to me.

  8. I’m eating this up. <3

  9. The poem is scrumptious too! I once wrote a poem about a guy and chocolate might need to pull it out and post it on my blog!

  10. Can I just say what a relief to get an individual who actually knows what theyre talking about on the web. You undoubtedly know ways to bring an problem to light and make it critical. Far more many people have to read this and realize this side of the story. I cant believe youre not alot more common given that you certainly have the gift.

  11. I have come back to this site and still the new writings are great. I love coming to your site again. Simply Fantastic!

  12. I have come back to this blog and still the new post are good. I love coming to your site again. Simply Fantastic!

  13. I have been reading out many of your posts and i must say pretty cool stuff. Thanks for giving us great info. If you also would like to know some natural remedies for disease and illnesses, don’t hesitate to visit my site. Thanks, Daniel.

  14. I have come back to this blog and still the new post are good. I love coming to your site again. Simply Fantastic!

  15. I have seen something alike about this point of view. But it seems your’s is different and best.

  16. I have return to this blog and still the new post are great. I’d love coming to your site again. Simply Amazing!

  17. I have come back to this site and still the new post are good. I’d want coming to your site again. Simply Fantastic!

    • Why does this have to be the ONLY reliable suroce? Oh well, gj!

      Anonymous | 9/20/2011 09:09 am
  18. inspiring insights you are sharing. I admire the way you are writing it. Is there any way I could get updated for more?

  19. This is amazing. Also: House Bunny was totally underrated.

  20. Oh this looks so delightful! And the colours also match the colour scheme of my house, this cake belongs with me!