tiny dwarves grow out of the frosting
Tiny dwarves grow out of the frosting
looking as though they’re wax candles,
but they’re not –
red wizard’s hats and blue santa coats,
blue santa pants and red boots.
The frosting is waves and they are swimmers in it,
multiplying like mold.
A man with a samurai hair-do
cuts the cake for show – with a kitana –
in one thud.
He sells everything there but his clothes.
He doesn’t know about the dwarves
and the dwarves don’t know about him.