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Seasonal Change (A Mused Poetry Contest)

September 24, 2020

This week Chelsea tells that the theme for the A Mused Poetry Contest is a funny haiku. Then she added a bunch of technical stuff that reminded me of being back in school which made me think about lunch which brought me to Hostess Cupcakes and I sort of zoned out at that point.

(I don’t know why I thought about Hostess Cupcakes because I never really liked them, but whenever I did eat them I liked peeling the chocolate icing off of both of them and then breaking the cupcakes in half to get at that creamy stuff in the middle. Then I’d eat the remaining cake parts. Then I’d go back to the two pieces of chocolate icing and break those in half along the white curly frosting they put down the middle, put all four pieces together and eat those.)

I’m not sure if Hostess Cupcakes qualify as food but that’s beside the point.

Seasonal Change

More accurately, this should be Seasonal Changes because I did two. I don’t know if that’s legal or not (that’s what you get for zoning out and not reading the rules, buster!), but I guess that’s what I get for zoning out and not reading the rules.

#1
Picked up a red leaf.
pulled a muscle in my back;
Thanks a lot, Autumn.

#2
Autumn is here now.
Lovely time; I’d write more, but
sadly I’m out of . . .

I’m guessing none of you reading this have ever heard of Edgar Winter. I liked him a lot when I was younger and 48 years later I still listen to his They Only Come Out At Night album. The song below, Autumn is from that album and it’s a song that’s never going to vie for space on my music playlist. It’s alright for a sappy ballad, but a person is better off if they simply skip over it and listen to the other nine songs because all of those are very good. Aside from being sappy, the first line of Autumn always made me laugh:

“Autumn, the wind blows colder than summer.”

Really? It’s no wonder they buried this song in the middle of side two.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 24, 2020 10:40 am

    I DO remember Edgar Winter, so there!
    And my favorite Hostess treat in high school was some lemony confection, and yes, peeling apart the layers and eating the wedge of frosting last was de rigueur. I always felt I played a better basketball game with this as my ritual.
    I doubt the coach agreed. ☹

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    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      September 25, 2020 12:22 pm

      After posting this I remembered something called “Banana Split”. I don’t know if it was a Hostess product or not, but it was this round yellow sponge cake thing filled with some creamy stuff and then folded like a taco. And then it tasted like bananas.

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  2. September 25, 2020 10:52 pm

    Well, it *is* colder than summer. And it sounds like you need a leaf blower. 🙂

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