Poemdog

Dogs 2019

DRY ROASTED PEANUTS NET WT 16 OZ
(1/27/19)


I buy
pretty much
the same groceries
every weekend
for the week
ahead

I eat
to subsist

the thrill
of variety
is gone

however
as I age
I begin
to consider
my continuing
ability
to fulfill
my consumption
plans

sooner

since there's
not much later
left

the food
that I buy
will go
uneaten

my ability
to feed myself
will eventually
be taken
from me

by debility

by disease

by death

someone
else
will be going
through
my desk

my cupboards

my refrigerator

to decide
what
should be tossed

what can
be saved

be eaten

be donated
etc.

I've been
through the process
a few times
myself

there's
something
a bit disturbing
about considering
consuming
a dead person's
food

it
may be
perfectly
edible

but something
tells us
that the freshness
date
has expired