Hey, let’s celebrate Pass the potassium … sorbate Beyond butter and sugar too Fill up on 5 yellow, and lake 1 blue Everything’s celebrated with Soy oil that’s hydrogenated Wax of caranuba Oil of cottonseed Thiamine Lecithin And Dextin indeed! Cocoa processed with alkali Corn syrup Cornstarch My oh my! Wait, what’s the connection To […]
Would you pour Orange Fanta into your dog’s bowl? Would you give your cat Skittles? Should a zookeeper feed a baby giraffe a frosted cupcake? Does any other species ‘celebrate’ by giving their young ones food that harms? You don’t have to be a vet to know what not to feed baby animals. And […]
Piles of pies and cookies Surround me And I’ve only got so many “No”s in me Just before the meltdown I run for the hills Then Mountains and trees Surround me I’ve only got to be here To be free Just relax and let down I run to the hills To be free
The bowl of dum-dums They silently beckon While thousands of dollars the teller must reckon Take one, two, three Make it four When the teller ain’t looking Take three more Blu-raspberry Watermelon Cream soda Mystery Dum-dums Dum-dums Mystery
Rather like a rabid beast When I’m undernourished I’m always looking for a feast But a green smoothie in me Diverts the cravings away The greens pulsing through me Rev up my day Greens in the morning Quench my thirst Greens in the morning Self love first — About the poem: I recently read the […]
Just a drop, one drip Then the honey lid pops off A Freudian slip — About the poem: I use agave as a sweetener at home. I was trying a new recipe using almond meal (leftover from making almond milk), oats, raisins and I thought I’d add just a touch of sweetener. The lid came […]
Sugar is not love It’s just a crutch I lean on When I am not strong — About the poem: Emotional eating is the vice I have to keep an eye out for. Having gained 30 pounds twice in my life, and lost them, I know it’s sugar, not whiskey, not cocaine, and not cigarettes, […]
Our writing group is writing a Food Anthology month-by-month this year. Here’s my latest contribution. Ah, I can see that my struggles with sugar started at a tender age! Did you ever try to give something up for 40 days? How did it go? 🙂 Poem: Giving It Up for Lent …a Haiku.