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Rated: ASR · Poetry · Food/Cooking · #1941755
No other logical explanation
It was a selfless act of self-gratification
there is no other logical explanation,
I saw it sitting unguarded on the table,
with its chocolate icing looking exquisitely eatable.

It had been so long since I enjoyed the flavor
that I could not remember its sweet savor.
I told myself one slice would suffice
and that eating more indicated an unquenchable vice.

Since it would take too long fresh coffee to make,
I decided to have a glass of milk with my cake.
On the table I put milk, fork, knife, saucer, and glass
Then I pulled up a chair to enjoy my repast.

In the saucer I place a very small piece,
Poured milk in the glass, ready to begin my feast.
What I did next cannot be denied
I picked up the fork and pushed the saucer aside,

With fork in hand I ate the entire gâteau,
I did not even save the small slice for you.
If you are hungry, the milk is still fresh,
I know you are thinking I am a chocolate cake lush.

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