Saturday, December 18, 2010

This is a poem I heard on NPR...and I liked it!

The Health-Food Diner
No sprouted wheat and soya shoots And Brussels in a cake, 
Carrot straw and spinach raw, (Today, I need a steak).  
Not thick brown rice and rice pilaw Or mushrooms creamed on toast, 
Turnips mashed and parsnips hashed, (I'm dreaming of a roast).  
Health-food folks around the world Are thinned by anxious zeal,
They look for help in seafood kelp (I count on breaded veal).  
No smoking signs, raw mustard greens, Zucchini by the ton, 
Uncooked kale and bodies frail Are sure to make me run  to  
Loins of pork and chicken thighs And standing rib, so prime, 
Pork chops brown and fresh ground round (I crave them all the time).  
Irish stews and boiled corned beef and hot dogs by the scores, 
or any place that saves a space For smoking carnivores. 
-- Maya Angelou

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