As politically incorrect
as a bologna sandwich
on white bread
with mayo or mustard or sometimes both
topped with iceberg lettuce
and cut into dainty quarters
accompanied by salted potato chips
on a styrofoam plate.
Gulping down a coke
with its empty sweet but oh so delicious calories
while watching TV
a rarity in my childhood house
where most meals were served
at the dining room table ~
meals that included meat and potatoes
and a side of vegetables or two and a salad
on china plates.
And in those days dessert ~
because my father
who expected little, did expect dessert.
Bliss then was
a rare sandwich for supper
instead of the usual heavy healthy fare
and the best sandwich of all
was politically incorrect.
What did you eat that gave you bliss when you were a kid (or even now) that seems out of step with our nutrition crazed (and rightly so) world?
- Days Gone By (onthehomefrontandbeyond.wordpress.com)
- Day 5- Oh my GOD…SUGAR!!! Just give me something sweet! Is dessert okay? (cavemandad.wordpress.com)