Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Troll Health Advice

Unhealthy foods can lead to forming plaques
of asphalt, thus occluding arteries
and trolls can suffer stony heart attacks
or silicoronary heart disease.
Their molten blood should flow too fast for pooling
but as you see on hardened lava flows
it slows and puddles, viscous under cooling
and even magma veins turn varicose.

So if you live on mineral cuisine,
advice from petromedics: Keep it lean,
don’t eat a lot of oil-bearing shales,
and though Rustoleum tastes good with nails
avoid refinery products as sauce.
And deep-fried gravel? Give that stuff a toss.

--for Poefusion's prompt Deep-Fried Gravel. Don't ask me where she got that idea.

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6 comments:

Michelle Johnson said...

Love your use of the title here. It's great. You always come out with such great writes. Have a nice night.

J.C. Montgomery said...

This is very clever and fun to read. Thanks.

Stan Ski said...

Troll fast food has very similar effects to our own.

Linda Jacobs said...

I always love your rhymes because they are so fresh and, in this case, they just tickle my funny bone!

tumblewords said...

Too funny - the words are perfect!

Rae Trigg said...

Wonderful piece! I always appreciate writing that can make me laugh.