January 24

Pistachios

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Plate full of pistachio shells

Those salty nuts are delicious

On the calories I won’t dwell

But at least they are nutritious.

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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.

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Take them away and I will yell

To share them I am judicious

There really is no parallel

I promise they are nutritious.

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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.

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(A Kriele poem)