Friday, April 15, 2011

Month of Poetry, Day 15

How to Enjoy Dinner Out when You Know Too Much

Lift a warm golden chip from the basket in the center of the table.
(Round-Up Ready corn)

Dredge it through the glistening red bowl of medium-spicy salsa.
(Tomatoes picked by slaves in Florida)

Scrape a dollop of cool white sour cream
(Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone)

from the small plastic cup.
(Will float away on the ocean and choke an albatross)

Sink your fork into warm, tortilla-wrapped melted cheese.
(Antibiotics and pus)

Drink deeply from your frosty glass and lick salt from your lips.
(Hope the worm was treated well before being dropped in the bottle)


  1. Oh, how true it is. I can't let myself think too long about it without feeling sick.


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