is this humble potato?
you smoke it or shoot it or what?
it's there to be sautéed or smashed up,
boiled on a stove in a pot.
of us would allow this to happen,
ourselves or to those that we hold dear?
vegetables this doubles
Meet with friends to mull it over beer.
sagely, of beer and other things that we imbibe,
down and contemplate the fate of vital liquid...
Jonah was spewed up by the whale without harm,
drinks're flushed through kidneys, then corrupted.
be grateful for all ingredients that SUSTAIN us,
give thanks for all our FOOD
prayers for RESOURCES that we use up,
they're gone we'll all die, so PAUSE
to the tune of "What a friend we have in Jesus"
Alison, (my nagging conscience)
© Stefan Lewis-Fish
(13 March 1999)