Esther Greenleaf Murer
Behold the sumptuous fare on which Mark dines,
gained from the sweat of workers in dark mines.
With gusto he attacks a bloody steak.
(Only nerds would rather study Blake.)
His doctors told him not to mingle salt
with saturated fat and single malt,
but he'll continue till his dying breath,
with every grocery order buying death.
Esther Greenleaf Murer lives in Philadelphia. At 75, she has just published her first poetry collection, Unglobed Fruit. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, mostly online, and has twice had poems nominated for Best of the Net. Blog: http://esthergreenleafmurer.blogspot.com/