January 30, 2015 smallstone “Overheard”


pound cake (2)

Today’s prompt: Eavesdrop on a conversation and write a poem including a direct quote or several lines from the conversation. The poem can be about the conversation or about an entirely different topic.

The daily struggle –
count the carbohydrates,
the sugars, salt and fats,
the Weight Watcher points
(now Points Plus, sounding
even more ominous.)
Count your steps with Fitbit,
check the computer, replace
one obsession with another.
Please, pretty please,
just leave me alone.
“Oh, and thank you for
reminding me about
the pound cake.”


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