What I cannot eat

Deep brown sozzled cakes full with raisins, sultanas and rum
crisp toast with lashings of salted creamy yellow butter
hot roast homegrown potatoes that sizzle and sing
white fish huge with crisp golden batter
chips soft and bendy with fat

Copyright © 2022 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Over at d’Verse, Misky has asked us to write a poem about food. I’m on a low carb diet, heading for Diabetes remission. This little poem is an ode to those foods I can no longer eat, as I steadily reduce…….


28 thoughts on “What I cannot eat

  1. Oh wow !! This is tough !! I have had to just eat these food infrequently over the years as my digestive system has never coped well with them. But I am able to eat them occasionally. I find I can get away with eating a little of them at lunch time sometimes so that I have the rest of the day to burn them off.

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      1. Yes, eating counter culture (and counter one’s own tastes) is very difficult. I eat a low carb almost no sugar diet because it’s good for my mental health. Good for you for putting in the effort to counter your diabetes! It takes a lot of discipline.

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