self portrait on a plate

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my tassle-splayed fringe

falls carelessly like squiggles
of chocolate syrup across

a rounded face, revealing

slivers of buttered forehead.

 

my thin top lip traces like a

carefully calligraphed ‘M’ over
a squelchy ‘U’ shaped dollop of
sticky strawberry sauce.

 

my dark brown eyes match
closer to blackberry
than
nutella and sunspots
dust
my raspberry-tinted cheeks

like brown sugar sprinkled
on an unapologetically

scrumptious Sunday morning

pancake.

 

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