Eat To Live

If I could live without
Eating, I’d do it.
That goes without saying.

Cooking food is problematic
For me; it requires planning
Ahead of time. Thank goodness
For sandwiches and ramen noodles.

I think I’m missing a few
Thousand taste buds.
Most food is as tasteless
As water to me.

I know a guy who
Is on a hunger strike.
He hasn’t eaten anything
In over a month.
I wish I had his courage.

Copyright 2012
A. J. Hayes
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