the crap we eat as a kid

close up shot of a fried food
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Chicken nuggets that look like kidneys

Covered in a slimy batter,

Ham that looks like teddy faces

And turkey in the shape of dinosaurs.

Nothing green, or orange or red,

All beige and microwaved,

Dried and kept in cupboards for

At least five years before it turns.

Cans of beans and pasta shapes,

Food that needs no chewing, or digesting.

We all say we won’t feed our kids these things

And yet you’ll find me down the frozen aisle

Stocking up on crispy pancakes

For my little cherub child.

2 thoughts on “the crap we eat as a kid

  1. Margot Kinberg

    That’s the thing, isn’t it, Rachel. We all know those things are not good for children, and in the abstract, we don’t want them in our homes. But those are the products that sell: chicken nuggets, pre-packaged macaroni cheese, and all the rest of it. It’s really hard to swim upstream on that one, isn’t it?

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