A Healthy Serving

by Glen Martin Fitch

A sentence should be hard to the tooth,
never brittle.
Never mushy,
but soft to the tongue.

A sentence should be long enough
to stay on the mind,
but never so long
it fights with you.

A sentence should hold a thought.
Too many too short
fall off the tongs.
What's the point?

A sentence should be sticky
enough to hold the sauce.
Use wisely oily adverbs,
and spicy adjectives.

Pause your pace to savor each.
Nutritious, filling,
Easy to digest,
A sentence should be enjoyed.


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Glen Fitch is a 16th Century poet lost in the 21st Century. Born near Niagara Falls, educated in the Catskills, thirty years on the Monterey Bay he now lives in Palm Springs. Retail not academics has paid the bills. Someday he will finish Spenser's "The Fairie Queene."

Last updated August 23, 2011