I heard a funny story of
Kids playing an Easter game.
They dress up their Peeps candies
And melt them in the microwave.
Timing to see which becomes unrecognizable first,
they videotape it and give subtitles
while their Peep’s candy faces –
efface from the inside out.
You know that’s how a microwave cooks
by boiling a tissue’s inner water.
By the time it warms to touch,
it’s proteins coagulate from the inside out.
[Does this form new protein globs when they congeal and melt? Is this even to a body, recognizable as food? Hmm, an idea for a study perhaps-meanwhile I’ll stop using it).
Microwave doesn’t care-
it does the ‘dirty’ work-
as programmed by ‘god’-
hu(e)-man who pushes the (right) buttons.
Like Angry Orange claymations,
with their lively sound effects,
but in Bo- Peep pastels.
The Peeps go down, flat upon the plate.
As their masked beings slowly crumple,
Bodies melt like water on the Wicked Witch.
I wonder if the Peeps ‘don’t like’ it at all,
(but then I might be projecting.)
Good thing they’re not sentient
simply a man’s idea for fun Easter – besides chocolate eggs.
Nonetheless, the story made me laugh out loud –
I almost wet my pants;
I thought it hilarious-
Compared to the de—mented stuff
my ex- might do or did,
this is innocuous.
(As a kid he thought it was funny using (insert slug or bug’s name here)
To watch as he zapped them
It was funny to ‘make them dead‘-
as if they were a cartoon.)
I’ll have to tell him about the Peeps instead!
It’s not a bad ‘job’ for them (the Peeps) to do at all –
Call it repurposing.
Even though Peeps as candy are fun and squishy
The taste is flat and sickly sweet (at least to me),
Call it my fault – I can’t but taste an underlying bitterness-
probably the potassium sorbate.
Perhaps for a candy,
I’d prefer organic marshmallow
dyed with saffron
for a more edible substitute.
But if your bored, why not dress up a Peep
And see how long it lasts –
before it melts
in a microwave race?
 Apparently insects are a great protein source- or so some nutritionist’s say (I suspect they are quite correct- we can digest them in fact; I’d bet grubs might be a specialty someday). He, my ex- shouldn’t stop there, but find a way to further prepare them. (If you have a destructive behavior, why not roll with it- become a food scientist?!).