I’m thankful that you are not a health food product,

I don’t want to choke you down.

You can be the morning smoothie for when I’m bad

I’ll swallow you with delight

I love you like I love my morning coffee

You are brown and tasty and I miss you if I don’t have you

I can feel you in my teeth,

Under my skin,

Especially in my face

and when I can’t sit down




Text by Louise Trueheart
Illustration by Judy Mièl




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