"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn

"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn
it's a jungle out there

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bringing home the bacon

So, I've spent the last two days at work. 
Just another manic monday, seeing baby after baby. 
Cute chubby healthy babies. 
Two month old, four month old, six month old fatty fat fat babies. 
Chunky on breast milk, chunky on formula. 
Chubby hands and chubby arms with creased wrists that remind me of...

italian sausage links right out of the package.

                                          soft, squishy, damp                                       

                                      upturned noses, squealing, snorting                                 

              this little piggy went to market               

ten fingers, ten toes
"she's perfect
"he's perfect"
I say reassuringly
 and see relief and pride in parents' eyes

Later in the day, the sick kids come
coughs, sore throats, headaches, fevers

"It's just a virus"
I say reassuringly

virus?... VIRUS!?!

I see parents' eyes widen, panic stricken
there's an apocalyptic plague out there
devouring school principals and toddlers

they voice their fears

our cousins live in Queens...
our housekeeper is Mexican...
you can't get swine flu from eating pork...can you??


Another day...another dollar



5 comments:

  1. i just have to say that the illustrious lloyd porter of bed stuy assures me that two slices of bacon a day is a fool-proof vaccination against swine flu.
    i also have to say that today i was listening to (get your nebulizer) wbai today, and they were talking about how we all have cancerous cells in our body which only become a problem when our immune system doesn't 'tag and bag them'. they also said that research shows the chance of cancerous cell growth reaching the point of becoming tumorous multiplies exponentially when meat products are present in the diet, and even more so when casein is present.
    but i heart bacon, too.

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  2. eeww...I guess that's why CroMagnon, Neandertahls, cavemen only lived to 35-too much wooly mammoth in their diet

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  3. my daughter is playing Wilbur in the school production of Charlottes Web. Ever since she got the role, she gave up pork.

    I tell her everything is turkey. Even the pork.

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  4. lol. laura keeps injuring me!

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  5. Bacon- The Vegetarian's Favorite Meat.

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