Oct 12


We hung up streamers, posters
colored in neon pinks, oranges, and yellows
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” was written in block letters
slightly smudged from my left-handed writing

The cake we set on a table
draped with a light orange cloth
the frosting was already running
why didn’t we have this inside?

We hid behind a table
covered in an array of candy and stickers
The lights were switched off
while we crouched down

After a few minutes of out knees screaming
they walked in and 
switched on the lights