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.