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  You could have a big dipper   

I Can't Stop Baking by Melody Wang

so I am gleefully trapped

in this high-fructose purgatory,

voluptuous curves slowly dissolving

into granulated sugar licking flames —

such a sweet surprise tucked

between layers, caramelized swirls

on tenacious tongues lovingly despised as candy corn

unrelenting fuel for the well-

buttered and bodacious contraption

known in these parts as My Gut;

so far from enigma, yet so close

to the ground is My Gut, protruding

from my shrinking jeans, cascading outward in

a proud self-sustaining muffin top propelled by desire,

it parts the curtains to reveal all I’ve hidden for too long


Melody Wang currently resides in sunny Southern California with her dear husband. In her free time, she dabbles in piano composition and also enjoys hiking, baking, and playing with her dogs. She can be found on Twitter @MelodyOfMusings.

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