Saturday, January 31, 2009

Intersections for TOP

I couldn’t think of what to write about so when my husband turned the TV on, I decided to use the subject of the first two commercials: shampoo and cholesterol.
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She starts with a special cleanser
for her face
then continues with an expensive shampoo
and conditioner.

Foundation, makeup, gel, mousse,
all follow
until the exterior package is polished
and perfect.

For breakfast she fries bacon and eggs,
toasts a white English muffin
then slathers it with real butter
and peanut butter.

And the little cholesterol nuggets waiting inside
get fat and smile.


paisley said...

this is so true... i fight constantly with my choices in food.. i am trying so hard to get my liver un-fattied so that i can get on the treatment for my hep c,, and dang... i am just not at all into food that isn't fried.......

now don't take that to mean i spend any amount of time trying to fool you with a sparkling exterior.......

great poem,, and played into my daily drama as well.....

anthonynorth said...

Ah, the problems of what to eat. I eventually decided I could eat anything I wanted, but in moderation. I now eat five small meals a day, the weight fell off, and I'm generally healthier.
Great words, by the way. But considering your dual subject matter, a warning: eating shampoo may increase cholesterol :-)

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love the idea of the cholesterol molecules chortling inside us!

Sweet Talking Guy.. said...

I can just see them (the cholesterol nuggets) rubbing their grubby little hands.

Anonymous said...

Roffle, my last name is pronounced shampoo, but it's spelled Champoux. So, i get a kick out of anything that says that. :P

Fun poem. I like when a girl's not afraid to eat. :D

one more believer said...

i loved that preparation of a polished perfect... and mornin' bacon and eggs... could not help but to smile....

Anonymous said...

Haha...I love this!

and I think I've had those cholesterol nuggets before--don't they sell those at McDonald's? ;)

susan said...

I see the humor but what struck me is the social commentary: how shallow we are, desperate to look good but we don't think half as much to be good to ourselves. Let's just bring on the heart attack. Well done, Linda.

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