Poetry

Previous ] Home ] Up ] Next ]

      

Snack

by Lionel E. Deimel

  

Popcorn in a box

I keep few snacks around the house;

If I kept more, I would only eat them,

Consuming hundreds of unneeded calories.

 

       

I have never been tempted to try drugs

Because I recognize my own powerlessness

Before a bag of potato chips.

 

Bag and bowl of potato chips
       Celery

But there are times when one must have a snack—

A chocolate bar, a cookie, a pretzel,

Even a stalk of celery, for God’s sake!

 

                     

Desperation can lead to odd treats—

Crackers with ketchup-mustard dip

Or peanut butter on carrots.

 

Brocolli          

Today, the cookie jar is empty,

And there is no fruit in the refrigerator;

There is no cheese, not even any broccoli.

 

                

What’s in this foil pouch?

Ah, tasty chicken nuggets.

Why is there a cat on the package?

                     

Cat          

 

Not much needs to be said about this poem, except to disclaim a degree of originality for it. I got the idea for the poem from a commercial I saw on television a few days ago. In that commercial, a man is enjoying a snack from a foil pouch and wonders why there is a cat pictured on the pouch. I did not catch the name of the product being advertised. (Written 1/23/2002.)

Previous Home Up Next

 
Send mail to Lionel Deimel with questions or comments about Lionel Deimel’s Farrago.
Copyright © 2000-2017 by Lionel Deimel. All rights reserved.