Don’t Get Old

She’s in the kitchen cooking
oatmeal
instead of eating a
peanut butter muffin
because her shoulders ache
and ALL her other joints
and someone said
too much oil spoils
the chance of getting better
and that humans are
obligate
carbohydrate-o-vores
John McDougall’s frugal
about eating any meat
or cheese
or eggs
or things in the diet
of Kings
Peanut Butter Muffins
will be saved for
Sometime’sDessert
after split pea bacon-less
soup with lots of grains in
To try to keep the
pain out
of all the aching joints
Someone said
“Don’t get old”
She hopes she does because
the alternative is
way worse
And
she likes oatmeal
she’s just usually lazy
So what’s for dinner?
Steamed potatoes.

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