There was only one cupcake left.
It was frosted with chocolate goo.
All of the children would want it.
What else was a mother to do?
With no thought for my personal welfare,
and selflessly threw myself on it
Pat D’Amico is a Washington State angel of cupcake allotment and many other topics for stories and poems.
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