The Age of Cake

Emily Manger

Deakin University

When you ask at the bakery

if it’s fresh,

they’ll tell you

if it’s fresh.

And if it’s yesterday’s,

they’ll tell you

it’s yesterday’s.

And if it’s from 2 days ago,

they’ll tell you

it’s yesterday’s.

And if it’s from 4 days ago,

they’ll tell you

it’s yesterday’s.

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Emily Manger spends her days writing poems and her nights performing them around Melbourne’s spoken word scene. Occasionally, she even works on her PhD thesis.