She has tempted us before with her skills.
Butter, sugar, flour, salt – what a master baker!
But it was already almost the end of the day;
not a single, fragrant gingerbread Brad
was to be seen, smelt or tasted.
Will there be chocolate
laced with orange peel?
Or liquored-up with peppermint rum,
as we curious minds want to lick
& get our midday buzz on…
Homemade fudge? Butterscotch bark?
A nutty delight? Cinnamon Snickerdoodles?
Anticipation’s making me
(crazy) late & ravenous
Will she be here tomorrow,
the demigoddess of holiday treats?