Friday, August 16, 2013

365 Poems in 365 Days: Gluttony

We eat and eat and eat and eat and eat and eat and eat
Then pause to drink and eat and eat and eat and eat and eat
And eat and eat and eat and eat until we’re no longer hungry
Then eat and eat and eat and eat – this poem is on gluttony

My continuing thesis is that the seven deadly sins are virtues, or at least not actively disgraceful, but taken to excess. Here, though, my repetition of the word "eat" is to excess, thereby embodying my argument withing the very structure of this poem. Do you notice that when you repeat a word a lot it changes? No? Just me then. Number 133.

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