The Carbs Come Back to Haunt

Michael said he must carbo load
on Fettucine Alfredo.
No water, just run
doesn’t get the job done;
so now he lies dying by the road.

Elizabeth Bates is a high school poetry and creative writing teacher. She is drafting her debut novel. Her poetry has appeared in The Daily Drunk mag, The Ekphrastic Review, Versification literary zine, and Kreaxxxion Review. Bates lives for The Daily Drunk’s Office Friday! She lives in Washington state with her husband, son, and two Siberian Huskies.

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