Thursday, April 15, 2010

Poem 12 - Last Food Names

If everyone' last name was a type of food
would we all eat what food that we are?
would our character be defined by whether
we ate it or not
would we still bother phrasing
you are what you eat
or what it be an over redundance
would people still lack as much
health-consciousness as our obese do now

what if your last name was a delicacy
or contained an ingredient going extinct
would you go poor or strive to be rich
to accommodate the diet of your name
or grow skinny or find yourself
at the end of your family's line

no, no it wouldn't work unless
you've married and hyphenated
your last name for diversity

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