Food for Thought

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Slathered in yellow mustard;
Pale pink sugar spun on a paper cone
Melts like a snowflake on my tongue;
A hot dog smothered ‘neath a mound of chili, topped with onions,
French fries generously coated in catsup, and
Soft serve chocolate ice cream swirled into a sugar cone,
Deliciously melting down my chin on a collision course with my new dress;
Such sweet childhood memories
Taunt me here in my Never-Again Land,
A world where calorie count and fat content dominate the menu,
And where bikes are stationary
As I ride I close my eyes, and
Occasionally wipe my face with a terry cloth towel.

© photo and words by Pamela Ferris-Olson
February 28, 2014

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2 thoughts on “Food for Thought

  1. Cotton candy is so magical. It melts away on the tongue but with your hands it wads into a sticky, ugly colored mess. How can that be?!

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