Cake it, by Pamela Schloesser Canepa, (c) 2021
Kindness is like a magic potion
You can cake it on and lay it on thick,
It will dazzle and dizzy your enemy,
diminishing their power over you
So they muddle through their vindictive words
as your lightness sticks to their feet
and they slow, like an insect in molasses
So they can no longer hurt you.
But even better, kindness creates levity,
lifts us all above our lofty or selfish ambitions
and lightens the air in a room.
It it is the angel food cake, not the heavy
devil’s food cake…you cake it,
create something out of it,
you bake it, light and airy, to be accepted
or rejected, much better than the poison of revenge–
kindness still feels good.
Choose to send kindness safely from afar
or close-up, with a heartfelt hug.
Kindness is never overspent. Kindness creates
more kindness in this world.