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29 Cookies - Nov. 28, 2022

Hoping for a round number

I looked around to steal

or beg from the other 29

to build the pan and

make just one more


I know people

and their sweet teeth

and shortfalls of shortbread

or chocolate chips

are keenly noticed


because of its smaller size

a thirtieth would have been

picked up frowned at

and put back 29 times

braking into smaller pieces

as it slipped into the bowels

of the jar


so I left it at 29


a palmful of sweet debris

still waits for someone

at the bottom of the crockery


just not the larger wreckage

of a bad idea


the sealed fate

of a discounted cookie

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