Finishing Their Cupcakes

cupcakes, haibun poem


Mira and Frankie finish making the cupcakes. She raises her voice over his removal of something. Then she shows him the final touches:

applying cream.

ground dark-chocolate and peppermint.

chocolate chips.

She pours more icing, telling him to “hold on” and “wait.” They’ve made more than cupcakes for New Year’s Eve by the time they finish.

gleam of light
off freshly applied frosting
their shared smile


photograph by Brian Chan

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Frank J. Tassone

I fell in love with writing ever since I wrote my first short story at the age of 12 and my first poem in high school. My free-verse has appeared in the literary e-zine Pif. My haibun has been published in Cattails, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online (CHO) and Contemporary Haibun, CHO's annual print anthology. I am honored to be a part of the Image Curve community as a contributing poet.

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