Cranberry Juice

1.

You were talking about alternatives to
cranberry juice, pretty early in the morning.

I don’t remember why I was listening
to the village public broadcast system, or even up
that early myself. Usually I sleep in, and it was
so cold outside.

I attempted to turn on the gas heater,
but I couldn’t remember something important, so I
put on a jacket instead.

I remember thinking that maybe jackets were
the real alternatives to cranberry juice.

2.

This bold declaration of intent and desire
was written by our own experiences.

And sure, the explicit statement is already
being resolved by the city council, but when
the only real alternative to authorized
improvements of unauthorized morale is
cranberry juice,

while some things might not seem
like very good ideas, because they
really really, most likely are not,

you’ll take on anything you can get.

So just get on the bandwagon already.
We’re rolling into town. Let me know if you
want anything from the general store
and/or the ice box.

Something to hold onto when it’s cold outside.

3.

Wait, what? What’s wrong with cranberry juice?

4.

Total Fat 0g
Sodium 50mg
Potassium 55 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
            Sugar 10g
Protein 0g
Love 0g

Not a significant source of routine activities, such as getting dressed, talking or eating. Maybe you could leave the house, drive a car, tickle my feet, drink some cranberry juice?

Ingredients: Filtered water, Cranberry Juice, Sugar, Flavor, Cost.

5.

Cranberry juice is known to the State of California.*

*The FDA has concluded that the scientific evidence supporting this claim is limited and inconsistent.

Elan Radousky enjoys writing poetry, juggling objects, and most types of fruits and vegetables. His poems have appeared in Eunoia Review, Right Hand Pointing, and One Sentence Poems. Some of Elan’s poetry (and comics) can be discovered over at his website.

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