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