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the starchtarian

probably had their heart set on
consuming only greens,
probably thought that’d they’d
shed the pound, might’ve been a
resolution for the new year,
might’ve been a sudden love of
animals that led them to getting rid
of anything that hung in their
wardrobe,
that they washed their heads with,
rubbed all over their body or
stuffed in their stomachs---
might’ve been a life growing up of
meat n’ potatoes & a sudden assertion
of freedom to eat whatever the ****
they wanted, once they left the nest,
might’ve been a movie that showed the
cruelties done to animalkind by 
humankind that shocked the *****out 
of em’,
might’ve just been a want for a change &
on the micro,
up came 
vegetarianism.

in the short range,
they stuck to the program,
they shoveled in the carrots, the lettuce,
the cukes, the tomatoes, the celery, the 
green peppers, the yellow, the orange,
the red & 
along with the veggies came a long list of
fruits, to try to pull a fast one on that 
sweet tooth with
natural sugars.

seemed like it could last forever,
before being confronted with that first source
of starch,
which isn’t against the vegetarian law---
though most will say that they eat mostly
vegetables, they be lying through their teeth---
so with this,
more breads, more cereals, more grains, more
cinnamon buns, more potato chips, more
cheese pizzas, more breadsticks, more
bagels, etc.
weasels its way into the life of this
vegetarian, whose life becomes more of a
dedication to the starches than the
veggies,
for they fill the stomach, 
for they are easier to get (available at every
fast food place---a la sugars, fats, starches &
barely any veggies anyway) &
said vegetarian better face up to what it is that
they’ve really become,
a starchtarian.

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