No, dear, you take it
this is your favorite
you are more deserving
of the last serving

Knowing this treasure
brings you such pleasure
I want you to have it –
please savor each bite

I’ll forego a treat
so enjoy it, my sweet
the least I can do
is leave it to you

Your words are too kind
but I hope you don’t find
stashed under my socks
the other cookie box