Healthy Eating

Never drink the water
Taste not the wine
Eat prickly pears and turnips
Whenever out to dine.

Do not touch a steak
Leave the butter far away
Just nibble on dry biscuits
Or you may pass away.

Here is the mystery
Of health fads good and true
What’s good for you today
Tomorrow? Bad for you.

I think what I shall eat
Whenever I decide
Is anything that looks real good
I’m gonna put it right inside.

Then if the radio
Tells me it’s not right
Why — no need to worry
It’s already out of sight.

March 1999