Clattery MacHinery on Poetry

March 7, 2007

“The Scent of Ensure” by J. Shawcross

   
   


   

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              by J. Shawcross
   
   
              “for my sister Jackie, who has a feeding tube
              and a great sense of humor”

   
   
   
                                The Scent of Ensure
   
   
   
                                              A new day dawns,
                                                What is in store?
                              The scented air as Frank prepares
                                                      Ensure.
   
   
   
Later, enters Rachael Ray
    With cups and spoons galore.
Can she beat in a bowl a fragrance
    That will beat the scent of Ensure?
   
                                                                The day goes on. Food Channel reigns-
                                                                    Recipes, more and more.
                                                                What mist can all those masters mix
                                                                  That gives forth a scent like Ensure?
   
                In the oven now, a shrimp dish,
                    With butter and spices poured o’er;
                But I do declare the scent can’t compare
                      With the wonderful whiff of Ensure!
   
   
   
                                            The sun descends
                                              But puffs endure.
                                Dreams are inspired by the scents of
                                                      Ensure.
                                                                                                                                   

   

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published here with the gracious permission of the poet, J. Shawcross

   

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3 Comments »

  1. ok, i haven’t been out in a while.
    what is ensure?

    smile

    Comment by sarahj — March 10, 2007 @ 7:16 pm

  2. Hi Sarah,

    Ensure is a meal replacement. I believe you mix the powder with milk in a blender. As you can see from the picture, it comes in four flavors.

    Here is Ensure’s web site:

    http://ensure.com/index.aspx

    Thanks for asking.

    .

    Comment by Clattery MacHinery — March 10, 2007 @ 10:48 pm

  3. oh ho!
    yum.

    Comment by sarahj — March 11, 2007 @ 9:41 am


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