Don’t butter me up, baby
I am not a whole wheat toast
I am not your raisin bagel
or spring chicken roast.

I am not a chunky duck
or pancakes that you stack
I am not your honeybun
or red potato baked well-done.

Don’t butter me up, baby
don’t flirt if you don’t mean it
I’m not a bag of soggy popcorn
I’m a hot berry peppercorn.

©Yakira Shimoni Fulks Art and Poetry
June 10, 2021 | OC, California

Asaf Fulks |OC Recording Company
Canon 5DS Sigma 24mm F1.8
June 10, 2021 | Centennial Regional Park Santa Ana California