Smile Baking

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I bake this smile

To a golden brown grin

It’s my choice

How it curls upon my face

I can set the timer

To tender and loving

Or longer

To smug and smartass… you see

I will shape it as I see fit

Perhaps, I will add more

Snappy sugar…and

it’ll be a tender smartass

A lover of smug, or a crispy smirk

I cook this happy crescent cookie

With my own kind of dough

 

If perchance, my smile

Were to run into your frown

During a cake walk

Don’t get uptight

We’ve all dealt with fallen sweets

Redefine your dough

Maybe you need a pinch

More pompous in the mix

Or a tidbit less sneer

Ask your lover for a bit more butter

Measure the milk

Using your own cup

Don’t let anyone

Put your smile in the oven

Before it has had time

To rise

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26 thoughts on “Smile Baking”

  1. Such a great post! I read it a few times and got something different out of it each time. I especially appreciated that you pointed out that not every smile is warm and friendly.

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  2. I like how you tell your reader to “own” their facial expressions. A lot of people, myself included, allow others to belittle us for our facial quirks. I know this was about smiles, but my heart said it could be bigger than that. sorry.lol. great poem.

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