Poems of the Week


by Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

Centurial achievers, asked why they
Have lived so long, will credit certain things
In what they eat or drink, or how they play:
Cards, crosswords, dancing, May-December flings,
Kale, chocolate, tea, bourbon, spuds, whole grains,
Eliminating dairy, adding wine …
Now, to this mix, must we add chicken brains,
Broiled lightly once a week to taste divine?—
Ranchero Dexter Kruger, who is now
Australia’s most senior living dude,
Is crediting small bites of chick-brain chow! …
Nutritionists won’t say if Dexter’s food
Extends your life—yet bird brains, it appears,
Do help you reach your triple-digit years!