Wouldn't call it yummy or tantalizing or even tempting
More like utilitarian and supposedly healthy
Eat it like you write a to-do list
Because you know it is an idea that is good for you
like flaxseed meal and regular mammograms
(and all those other things)
I'm reminded of three poets this morning: Marianne Moore, Margaret Atwood and Gertrude Stein. This poem is most reminiscent, for me, of the last poet - so here is a photo of me on the steps of one of her Baltimore homes I visited last Spring.