5. Food: What’s for breakfast? Dinner? Lunch? Or maybe you could write a poem about that time you met a friend at a cafe.



Cake date with a mate

Sit down to rest our feet


Catch up, have a chat

Relax with oolong tea.


Cake sour and sweet iced

Settle my stomach, comfort me.


Exchange news, snow outside.

Make plans when we’re next free.


Hug goodbye with warm smiles,

No longer feeling obsolete.


Cake dates with mates – the best.

Time to go – it’s already three.


Nevertheless, I’m still stressed,

About this bastard bloody degree.




I couldn’t not write about this incident when I read this prompt. I took a close friend to my workplace the other day and finally had time to sample some of the delicious cakes I have to look at every day.

One of our regular customers was in, who asked me later in the week whether or not I’d enjoyed my “date”. I knew the friend in question would find this remark hilarious, so I shared it with him. What we both got out of this was that cake dates should definitely be a thing.

The nice thing about writing prompts is that sometimes they serve as some sort of strange diary.