Midnight Bully

 

Midnight Bully

A constant aberration, it emerges in the night
to assert its domination, for it will have its bite.

It provokes me to assist it as I switch on the light,
and though I try hard to resist it,  I always lose the fight.

I wander down the hall and once the kitchen is in sight,
I make a beeline for the fridge as I bemoan my plight.

I am simply not to blame. It’s just my appetite
that draws me from my midnight bed to assert its right.

It is not my choice, for I have been true to my diet.
It’s my appetite that simply must get up and pie it!

 

Prompts for today are emerge, aberration, provoke and switch.

 

Happily, this is fiction, at least for the past three months, as I have been true to my diet for that long. 24 pounds as of today, but as you see, my subconscious and the prompt words conspired to take me down a naughty path creatively if not physically.

15 thoughts on “Midnight Bully

    1. lifelessons Post author

      It has been years since I’ve tasted pie. Cake? Now that’s a different matter. Ironically, I prefer pie but not many places make it anymore–at least the way my mother did. My sister does, but I see her rarely–especially since the Coronavirus hit.

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      1. Mason Bushell

        Its still quite popular on the menu here in Norfolk UK. Especially apple pie and steak and kidney pie.

        I love baking cakes myself. I hope you can see you sister soon. Maybe a Zoom meeting? I can help you set that up if you need.

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        1. lifelessons Post author

          Oh I talk to her all the time but she is in Arizona now and I’m in Mexico. When the coronavirus evens out, if ever, I’ll be on my way northwards for a visit. Thanks for the offer, though, Mason. I was on a 3 hour Zoom meeting yesterday and I’m Zoomed out for now!!!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Yes, but for now I gotta be good. I can actually eat whatever I want between the hours of 3 PM and 9 PM but don’t overdo it. I think I’ve had dessert 4 times in 3 months (other than fruit and yogurt).

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I just don’t have a pie personality when it comes to making them. Cakes I can do, but haven’t since my last banana bread. I don’t know if I’ve ever made a pie in my life. Perhaps in my twenties but not since. And, I can’t eat such things now. Perhaps when I’ve lost all the weight I want to. My sister promises to make me a cherry pie the next time we are together. She has my mother’s recipe which along with the pie photographed is the best cherry pie I’ve ever had. That pie was photographed in the diner at Wall Drug and was delicious. If you don’t know what Wall Drug is, Google it. It is a S.Dak. must-stop tourist trap.

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