Blue, yellow, green, pink

The primary colors

That make up the border

On a Carvel cake


Twenty glowing, colorful candles

Including the one for good luck

Quickly melting onto the cold cake

Creating tiny wax tears for me to accidentally eat


A shock of chill

Freezing, frozen layers

Of chocolate and vanilla

Liquefying in my mouth


The layer of cookie crunch

Getting lost in the now white and brown milk

Producing a mesh of tasty flavors

Adding to my calorie intake, and to my happiness


The first year I altered birthday tradition

Asked for Carvel over the Hesh’s

That chocolate chip cake no longer satisfying

I was finally happy with my wish