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Image by Brian Chan

The Day it rained Cupcakes

On a hot and weathery day,
a cup of floured clouds
joined with a break of egg yolks,
and a drizzle of sugar to fill
the sky with a storm of batter
that rained cupcakes on
a land hungry for sweets
after a winter devoid of joy.

Some were frosted with snow,
others with planetary chocolate,
all light floated to ground
on drifts of tickling wind,

children, forgetting their mother's
insistence they wear boots
and their mackintoshes, danced
in chocolate puddles, gathering
as many cupcakes as they could,
pausing only to nibble a bite or two,
before rushing inside with rosy-cheeked
smiles, frosting on their chins,
to proclaim this the best day
since candy canes grew six feet tall
in last summer's garden.

Image by Aaron Burden

Peter A Witt is a Texas poet and a retired university Professor. He also writes family history with a book about his Aunt published by the Texas A & M Press. His poetry has been published on various sites including Verse-Virtual, Indian Periodical, Fleas on the dog, Inspired,  Open Skies Quarterly, Active Muse, New Verse News and Wry Times. "My poetry may be serious, whimsical or a combination of both,' says Peter.

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