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written by: Joan McNerney


Do you know how to make them?
They're supposed to be light
bright and full of vitamin C.
Everyone says you just glow
after eating one. My friend
had a shinning recipe I kept
asking for. Suncakes stop you
from being cold, lost in frost.

I remember something about filling
golden pans with flowers, seeds…
sunflower seeds. Bake at
high noon, of course. If only
there were a suncake now to
have with hot cocoa. My friend
is so lucky wintering in Spain.
Who gave her that recipe anyway?
I'm the one who's freezing!

Joan McNerney

Joan McNerney

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, Blueline, and Halcyon Days. Three Bright Hills Press Anthologies, several Poppy Road Review Journals, and numerous Kind of A Hurricane Press Publications have accepted her work. Her latest title is The Muse in Miniature, available on Amazon and Cyberwit.
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