(c) Pamela Schloesser Canepa, 2013
She knows she has achieved it
When she reaches for a third slice
Of pizza piled with toppings, garlic, and sauce
Such an indulgence! What a rebel I am!
Fully deserved after zero-carb chicken pot pie for lunch,
She deserves and relishes an extra slice of pizza.
She ignores the fact that it’s served on thin crust,
That it’s piled high with only veggie toppings,
That she avoided the fat in beef, the sodium in pepperoni, the excess dairy in real cheese, the swelling, the aching, the stomach rumbles…
And she relishes in each garlic explosion that comes with a bite of her veggie pizza.
Boy, the things we call indulging sure do change with time!