January 24



Plate full of pistachio shells

Those salty nuts are delicious

On the calories I won’t dwell

But at least they are nutritious.


At eating these nuts I excel

The cracking gets repetitious

It’s at least one thing I do well

And they say they are nutritious.


Take them away and I will yell

To share them I am judicious

There really is no parallel

I promise they are nutritious.


The number eaten I can’t tell

When few are left it gets vicious

Eat too many and feel unwell

But at least they are nutritious.


(A Kriele poem)