Cinnamon Woes

 Cinnamon Woes

When for my yearly physical I went to see my doc,
two cinnamon pills daily were prescribed to me ad hoc.
I had a premonition this solution wouldn’t work,
for prescribing condiments seemed nothing but a quirk.

With no other suggestions, she had me in a bind.
High cholesterol’s no joke.  I knew I had to mind.
I put it off  ’til evening for it seemed to me so odd
to buy the stuff in capsules to put into my bod.

I took one before bedtime and it caught up in my throat.
The gelatin slowly dissolved.  The spice began to bloat.
I had cinnamon reflux. Then I had cinnamon burps.
I swallowed and I swallowed and took water in four slurps.

I coughed three times and tasted cinnamon each time.
I savored not its flavor.  Its taste was not sublime.
That throat lump then descended.  The pain was near my heart.
Then suddenly that cinnamon was expelled in a fart.

The jar of cinnamon capsules is huge and fully filled.
Tomorrow morn at breakfast, again I should be pilled.
But though I’m not the type to go against the status quo,
from now on I’ll take cinnamon with sugar, rolled in dough.


This is a rewrite. Image downloaded from the internet. The prompt today was premonition.

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

10 thoughts on “Cinnamon Woes

  1. Lee

    One comment, though, that you might think about. I would take out “four” before slurps. Sometimes little fibs of omission give us such joy. That’s just me, and you are the poet on this one, so. .. . Good work.

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  2. lwbut

    Brilliant! 🙂

    As for the last line though – that may be somewhat self-defeating?

    Might i suggest cinnamon powder and honey on buttered wholemeal toast as an alternative?. 🙂

    ( Apparently scientists have now found that the cholesterol in butter is not bad for you as they previously believed! And that the sugar in honey, or just the honey, has health benefits too!)

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