It began innocently enough

by Elouise

It began innocently enough
Here a bit, there a bit
Never enough to cause
a problem mind you

After all, small snacks
helped her get through
the day and sometimes
the night

But insatiable hunger
screamed for more
as though there might not
be a tomorrow

And her more became less –
Insubstantial pap dished up
flavored just the way
she liked it

They say terminal glut
caused her early demise
That, and her uncontrollable
urge to gorge on the news
of her choice

I don’t hate news reports. I read and listen to them regularly. Yet I can’t help noticing my daily habits, and the kinds of headlines I seem unable to resist.

I could justify any or all of it. Yet what have I gained? And how does any of this add value to my health and well-being? Or to accomplishing my primary goals each day? Not productivity goals, but activities that bring me joy–writing, listening to music, reading, and walking outside.

Just wondering….

Β© Elouise Renich Fraser, 30 June 2017
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