Monday, January 11, 2021


Eat more fiber my young doc’s rule

good for old guts, cholesterol too.


I bring berries and oatmeal to the morning table

but the mush isn’t close to a New York bagel.


Halfway through my ordeal William jumps on my lap

a dear rescue kitty safe now and relaxed.


He savors the oatmeal left in the bowl

licks my face in a thank you and curls into a ball.


Appreciative purring vibrates straight to my heart

and again I’m enlightened by four-legged smart.


So I’ll let this oatmeal thing grow some on me

throw in ginger, cinnamon, a slice of kiwi.


And age like sweet William, a grateful old soul

snug on my lap with low cholesterol.



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