Louise Wrightson

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The children are busy on the lawn
with a stick, an upturned hat
and some leaves.

They call me — Come outside
Grandma and eat the cake.

It is made of air
and is quite delicious.

I have two slices.

The children give me the recipe
written on a leaf.
The poet makes the poem out
of nothing; I will make the cake
after I have written these words
about my latest muse — a chef
whose fame rests tenuously on
the success of his next plate.

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