Two poems for the price of one
Hope your holidays are filled with fun
Yesterday, I stayed on the run
It’s why I didn’t get my poem done
A little lame but today is all about relaxation. The calm before the storm. Went to our local co-op yesterday, as well as Whole Foods and Fresh Market. Stocked up on kale, carrots, celery, ginger root, lemons, apples, carrots, rose water, and I may go back before the 6th. Hopefully, this will last me Jan 1-6. We’ll see. Bought a juicer.
I have decided to do a juice fast. I want to make it as streamlined as possible and I’ve done my research on juice fasting and it does amazing things for the body. It’ll mostly be veggies, since that’s where most of our nutrients come from, and less sugar, so less fruit.
I suggest you do what’s best for you. Make salads. Do juice. Add juice. Do smoothies, smoothie bowls – whatever you feel is right for you. I will do juicing for at least the first 10 days. At that time, I will decide if I want to continue the juice fast for the 30+ days or if I want to add chewable veggies and fruit to the plan, plus nuts, seeds, other wholesome plant-based items.
I will probably add more variation to the veggies and fruits for juicing on the 6th. There are TONS of juicing recipes, free juicing recipe apps, so I have an ongoing list of ingredients. I did not want to buy out all the stores yesterday. They looked at me pretty funny as I was checking out – so many bunches of kale, several stalks of celery, carrots, cucumbers. I’m thinking I may need to get some coconuts and pineapple and make some pina-kale-adas for dessert or a sweet breakfast or lunch one day. For now, I’ll keep it simple. One or two different kinds of juice and water. Lots and lots of water.
I do remember another thing about my last 3.5-day juice fast. Each time I drank a glass of juice, my taste buds really woke up. They were super sensitive and the more juice I drank (even veggie juice), the sweeter it tasted, so I actually drank more water than juice, because the sweetness was overwhelming. That’s one thing about juicing, you will start to taste every nuance of your food.
So onward to the poem for today.
The night is dense with fog down the old unlit country road
Perfect atmosphere for vampires, no house or body showed
The Carpathian Mounts are full of them as the stories told
At dusk, all the townspeople locked up in their houses hold
The sun lowers, the night darkens, begins the bellows roll
Shrieking, gasping, moaning, shaken
Another person taken
Townfolk in unison chant peace be with their unlucky soul
Surely there’s no truth to this, he assumed so boldly
Sharp glaring eyes cut toward him coldly
Vampires are but a myth. They’re just telling scary stories
Something to bring in the tourists for pence and glory
Leaving the unwelcome place, more fog rolls in, he picks up the pace
Glowing red eyes, met with a haunting face
I’ll spare you the details – they’re pretty gory.
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