LIVING AS ONE?
Discussion with a neighbor
Reminded me of living
With a non-diabetic.
The neighbor served key lime pie
One member of a pair….
So he could go on “living”,
That sounded so unfair!
The other one got nothing,
Nor even dessert at all…
Is it any wonder diabetics’
Will powers often fall?
My Mom and Dad were such a pair,
He was and she was not…
His exercise machine sat next
To where she kept candy bars in stock.
The freezer kept them extra cold,
Every session he’d sneak one or two…
She wondered why his sugar stayed high
‘Til the truth came suddenly to…!
She tried different hiding places
And he’d figure them out quick…
She’d notice the supply took a nose dive
And her husband got real sick.
With my wife and I, we’re both
Diabetics…inequality is less there…
But I will bring home the salty snacks,
The edema makes that choice less fair.