This is a tongue-in-cheek cautionary tale about the dangers of voting with our stomachs.


John doesn't eat fruit from West Africa,
Or pink salmon fron the United States,
Chilean wine has never passed his trachea,
And Russian caviar never blackened his plates,
John refuses to chew Chinese lychees,
And boycotts the honey of Mexican bees,
John digests only the food of newspeak -
John died of starvation last week.

Chris Fernie, 2006

Poetry by Chris Fernie
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Written on 2006-10-12 at 20:30

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Kathy Lockhart
Great Stuff Chris!!! I will digest this over and over again. It is too good!

Phyllis J. Rhodes
I love this! I am politically active and try as much as I can to support or not support certain causes. But I have had a really hard time because if I boycotted everything that had anything to do with things I do not agree with I would be like John, only I'd die naked!

Rob Graber
Ha! One does need something a bit more, uh, substantial...