It’s hard to get better than today’s celebration! Happy National Bacon Day! Oh sure… some are going to say, hey… you’re supposed to be working hard on your health….. Yes, I know. However, you’ve taken brownies and chocolate chip cookies.. stay away from my share of the bacon!! Kidding… and yet still… am I?
Sizzle As It Fries by Michael Romani Sunday mornings walkin' past the kitchen You know that maybe I'm just itchin' To have me some of that delicious sizzle That wafts through the air like a drizzle Of all those long strips of the delicious Not arguing that their any sense of nutritious But still there they are flat on back frying And I know these as totally crispy and satisfying Finding excuses as I sit there and stare Uncertain if I am truly willing to share You know, I do believe these are healthy After all, these are always gluten free She just makes her teasing face at me Absolutely certain she'll have her way with me As she tolerates the other love in my life Preferring our peace over given up strife I can see that she's truly not buying it Yet, still there she is lovingly frying it Health is very important and a blessing to her So, as much as I love my bacon it does occur That perhaps a quick internet search Might save my particular bacon from this lurch Finding five ways that bacon is healthy I feel like a man suddenly wealthy Pleading my case that it gives vigor and vim As I point out how it has so many vitamins She tosses back her hair playfully, derisively And I realize I need to make my case more decisively So leaning on a counter-argument based on facts I point out that bacon does not contain trans-fats And she wrinkles her nose just bit disapprovingly Letting me know I need more to be seen movingly Smiling, I put it out that I am not being rude When I say it's proven that bacon improves my mood There is a simple bliss to be found in the umami It has, after all, decreased stress levels in me With another haughty shake of her head and hair She tells me she's not buying it and I must not care How long I get to be on earth to love her soul I laugh and reply that maybe somethings aren't in control I clinch this by saying omega three is good for the heart And same as some fish, my dear bacon is doing its part It's a matter of pushing the good numbers over the bad And that should help make her happy and not feel too sad In a step too far, she steals bacon she's put on my plate And I laugh thinking to myself that she is my perfect mate Reminding her that bacon is good for my mind, filled with choline Whether anything can save my mind, she says, is yet to be seen She says these things with a wink and her beautiful sweet smile But I've seen the way she looks at me and won't be in denial This extra bacon is so that she can ensure she'll live longer Says my suspicions that have never, ever been wronger... (c) December 30, 2019 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved