Wednesday, February 23, 2011

3WW: Figure, Juicy, Stress

We stopped at Juicy Lucy’s
for hamburgers
on our way to the boat.

I ate mine knowing I was adding
to my figure.
It’s so hard to say no.

So, I just go along
even when I don’t want to,
even when it causes me stress.

I could have ordered a salad.
I should have. Next time I will.
Really. The ketchup squeezes

out and the meat dances
with my tongue. Jimmy Buffett
sings on the radio,

the sun tiptoes across the ocean,
the boat bobs, waiting.
My husband grins

and I grin back then reach over
and wipe away a speck
of mustard from his smile.

12 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Ah, the delight, though ;-)
Nice one.

jaerose said...

Always go for the burger! Wonderful, dancing words..I could feel the contentment..the happiness..a real feast..Jae

Old Altonian said...

If you don't eat it too often, junk food can sometimes be a real banquet of delight.

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

How romantic with a burger to fill hungered stomach

sandy said...

I always read something really good here!

oldegg said...

Your words were a delight to read. I could even taste that hamburger.

Fear Not the Darkness but What lies Within said...

Sheilagh Lee said: truly delightful you could imagine eating the hamburger and savouring each bite.

Nanka said...

Hmmm...makes me hungry and it is dinner time!! Yummy!! burgers dripping in all the sauces and the salad accompaniment ;)

Nanka said...

Hmmm...makes me hungry and it is dinner time!! Yummy!! burgers dripping in all the sauces and the salad accompaniment ;)

Lilibeth said...

Ah the delight of eating a real burger. I'm so hungry after reading this.

ThomG said...

delightful, but every time I eat a Juicy Lucy, I burn the crap out of my tongue. Anyway, sweet stuff.

trisha said...

people who can follow dieting schedules perfectly are applaudable.

i dont know how can they do it. thank god that i wont have to do it ever.

trisha
http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/stress/

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