Frosting 150 150 Robin Merrill

I have never been able
to get a cake to fall
out of the pan
in one piece.

I’ve needed something sweet,
something of sustenance to seep
down into those fractures,
those veins, bind and cure and

create, so that when it is complete
and ready to serve
the world, it is one in a million,
an individual, and whole.


Robin Merrill

Writer. Editor. Performance Poet. Creative Writing Workshop Facilitator. I like to fill the fire with irons and then complain about being too busy. I currently serve as editor for World Outreach International and MindLife Success. My poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in hundreds of publications, including The Cafe Review, Ledge Magazine, Margie, Pearl, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Stolen Island Review. Three of my poems have been featured on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor and I received an Emerging Artist Award from St. Botolph Club Foundation in 2013.

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