Ed Ahern: A Slice Of Life

Bread is the solid form of beer.
Both provide nutrition,
one encourages urination.

Bread is the dietary enslavement
of the masses.
Cheap, chewy fuel.

Bread is processed bird seeds
without the husks.
No need to peck.

Bread has myriad shapes
and colors and textures,
but tastes mostly of additives.

Bread and its bastard relatives,
cookies, cake and crackers,
wraps us like underwear.

Bread married our stomachs
Millennia ago
And isn’t moving out.

Four slices of brown bread on a blue plate