Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Where's The Beef?

Wendy’s is best known for a little old lady in a drive thru asking “Where’s the beef?”
If asked today in many places the answer would be to our great disbelief
There is none as the COVID-19 has brought to our meat processors great grief
Soaring infections of workers closing plants with no end in sight to bring relief
Store shelves are becoming more like the old Soviet Union where shelves for meat were mostly bare
Choices of various cuts are down and the specter of rationing is in the air
Costco has already put on meat purchases a limit of three
Probably a wise move to prevent a hoarding into a freezer buying spree
Trump has signed an order that meat processing plants are vital and must not close
But with more and more workers infected fearful more and more may be no shows
For those plants still open masks, disinfecting and social distancing will become the norm
Production will fall and loss to steady and abundant deliveries we all will mourn
Carnivores in this country and around the world pray
This is not a PETA or Vegan plot to end meat consumption on display
Hopefully the shortage we will slowly cope with and survive
Maybe less meat replaced by likes of Beyond Meat will help our hearts and keep us longer alive.
© May 5, 2020 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
Alaskanpoet for Hire, Poems to Admire
Poet Extraordinaire Beyond Compare
The Perfect Gift, All Recipients to Receive a Lasting Lift


No comments:

Post a Comment