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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
tempura

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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…….

Sweet Blood – poem from 2017

By the numbers
Do I track my bodily betrayal
Silent sugars gnaw at me
Shorten my life, threaten my sight
My feet and so mobility
By the numbers
Media propaganda
Labels me guilty
A self inflicted pariah
Costing the state drugs, injections
By the numbers
I labour on
Researching the evidence
Counting the carbs
Pulling the weights
Five walks a week
Of thirty minutes each
Defying the numbers
My chosen path
And the numbers drop
My body may falter
But I shall not

 Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Wish me luck, I’m off  for a check up….

Sweet Blood

Sweet Blood

By the numbers
Do I track my bodily betrayal
Silent sugars gnaw at me
Shorten my life, threaten my sight
My feet and so mobility
By the numbers
Media propaganda
Labels me guilty
A self inflicted pariah
Costing the state drugs, injections
By the numbers
I labour on
Researching the evidence
Counting the carbs
Pulling the weights
Five walks a week
Of thirty minutes each
Defying the numbers
My chosen path
And the numbers drop
My body may falter
But I shall not

 Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond