Marc-Joelitza Montgomery is a writer and Year-2 student at BHSEC Cleveland. She is the recipient of the Literature of the Americas Award in the Spring of 2018. As well as the recipient of the World Literature Award in both the Fall and Spring semester of 2018-2019.

If love was like making a cake,
here is what I’d bring to the table–

2 cups of eyes,
ready to watch love come into creation.

2 hands,
ready to build a strong foundation.

2 eggs to crack,
throwing away my defensive shell and need for control,

A never ending gallon of hope,
sustaining and maintaining the need to grow.

A cup of curiosity– that I’d pour in moderation
A whole lot of humor, to spice conversation.

A necessary measure of loyalty, humility and peace.
With a balance of respect, kindness and excitement to increase.

A good cake needs trust, friendship and communication.
It needs confidence, empathy and appreciation.

To mix and stir involves affection, patience and generosity.
And for the cake to stick together involves team work, interest and apology.

With these ingredients you will be able to seal your creation.
But what’s most important is unending sprinkles of forgiveness, timing and proper preparation.