Child’s Birthday Wish
I’d like to bake a chocolate cake
with strange and yukky things;
long spiders’ legs and a slippery snake
and beautiful butterflies’ wings.
Inside would be some elephant ears
and a dozen donkey’s tails
then a cup or two of crocodile tears
and sixteen slimy snails.
In the middle I’d spread some jackfruit jam
mixed with piercing eagles’ eyes
and some old and mouldy strips of ham
will add to your surprise.
So when mum puts this in your dish
you’ll take a bite then spew;
just think about this birthday wish,
on a day that’s just for you.