Friday, September 25, 2015

Is overeating immoral?

Poem 275

A lightening bolt
of realization
crept on me
one day last week
And I saw the wider impact
of my current untamed demon
The resources used up
to feed my endless hunger
in a way
that will never work
This is my version
of the cruise ship
the flight to Thailand
the gas-guzzling SUV
My contribution no different
and I felt something
shift in me
A vow, a commitment
to consciousness
in a new way
And I left the ice cream
and the cookies
for another
and came on home.

Jill Kelly
September 2015

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