Midlife midriff

Eating a lot of garbage and dessert-obsessive
for several months, I put on a few pounds,
      — and more.
Waddling is hell, and fat is a problem for the heart;
      — I’m hungry & in pain.
Waist weight is a cruel joke, and age is no help.

scrambled blackout poetry created from David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day, 2000, pages 136–139

Waiting room restless’ness

What are flowers without the bees,
What of grasses without the breeze?
Nothing the wind if not for the trees,
Nada la quesadilla sin el cheese.

P.S. This was written in a waiting room at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, hungry and with a restless mind, waiting to hear from my mom’s surgeon. I guess this is about the best that writing can get when one’s mind refuses to focus and one hasn’t eaten lunch. 😂

There are actually eight…

It’s a sin to waste chocolate.  It’s in the Bible.  Ghirardelli® 3:17.

Said in conversation out at dinner with my husband. We split a piece of chocolate cake for dessert and he was going to leave some of his half behind! As if. So I had to eat the rest of it for him. 😂 And thinking my tipsy self funny, I posted the quip to The Quote Garden when we got home, then promptly forgot about it.

About a year and a half later, my mom and I walked into a Fresh & Easy market in Phoenix for groceries. She always looks at the greeting cards in stores, and she called me over to show me that this quote had been used on a card they were selling. I can’t remember the name of the cardmaker, but it was very cool to see and of course my proud Mama bought one for her scrapbook. –tg, 2015