Daily Prompt:  Edible

Labels on anything edible

May sometimes appear illegible

It’s a secret code you can’t read

So why have them, what’s the need?

Things like sugar, sucrose or sodium

We’re familiar with those, we’re not dumb

But then as you read further on

You find trace metals of iron and boron

Chromium, acetate, lecithin and more

Chrome? Not buying a car, I’m in a food store!

Add in erythritol, calcium, and hydrochloride

Is this vitamin water or a box of Tide?

Shopping takes time to pick what you need

Allow even more for the labels to read

Toxicity warnings? I find that incredible

Aren’t these foods supposed to be edible?



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