It comes in a wrapper
Decorated fifties
Teal striped and red plaid

Thick shortcake breaded wedge
Raspberry jam filled
So deliciously warm

Like it’s fresh from
A grandmother’s oven
And completes baking
In your hand

As the jam and shortcake mix
Tiny raspberry seeds
Are crunched in the mouth

After a bite
You can see the butter
As the soft shell
Tears so smoothly

It is sweet
But not too much
It is savory
But not overpowering
It is bitter
But pleasantly

So much when you’ve had
So little
When you’re so hungry
And they’re only $1.50 each

And then they’re all gone
When the fair is over

Until next year

In season once more
When they’re here

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