Lost and Found Appetites

Doug Vidlas
Oct 4, 2019 · 1 min read

Poetry requires a special diet.

Images by RitaE and Rob Slaven from Pixabay

A cannibal ate a boiled ruffian for breakfast,
thinking that doing so would count as fiber.
Along with it, he also drank a cup of coffee;
the swig of hot Joe was his insurance policy.

Meanwhile, in the nearby grassy savanna,
a hungry lioness and cubs rejected eating
a poet because he complained too much
and was contaminated by lots of junk food.

The Lord of the Flies is not even a housefly,
but if he were, he’d land on your food, too.
Arm yourself with spray, then sip a glass of
chilled chardonnay with a real glass shard.

So say a couch potato, a rocking chair beet,
a loveseat carrot, and the wing seat parsnip
after finding the root cause of our problems:
We increasingly spend our lives vegged out.

Come here for raw poetry — that’s the story.
Don’t over-season or over-cook your verse.
Lastly, do not grill rhymes over a flame and
don’t heat metallic words in the microwave.

Quality Frivolity

Writers take themselves too seriously.

Doug Vidlas

Written by

Word slinger and sometimes poet. Ex stand-up. Polyglot. Technologist. Non-conformist who experiments a lot.

Quality Frivolity

Writers take themselves too seriously. Fortunately, Quality Frivolity is the remedy. Wasted Time, Well Invested℠

Doug Vidlas

Written by

Word slinger and sometimes poet. Ex stand-up. Polyglot. Technologist. Non-conformist who experiments a lot.

Quality Frivolity

Writers take themselves too seriously. Fortunately, Quality Frivolity is the remedy. Wasted Time, Well Invested℠

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