2011-11-04T19:50:14-07:00November 4th, 2011|Musings on life|

Poor man’s meat

A hundred years ago
lobster was considered
a poor man’s meat

in some states
it was against the law to feed them
to your servants

an abuse of domestic help

insects of the sea
like rolling up your sleeves to dig into

I wonder what I cherish
just because someone told me to

perhaps papaya

arguably the visual appeal
of a tumour
not quite sweet
the lumpy cousin
of mango

poor taste buds
so easily wooed
by hullabaloo
a flashy price tag
is all it takes
to bribe them into believing
they’re happy.

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