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Mythologies: Cookies

Please forgive me Mom,
The aroma of home-baked
Chocolate chip cookies were so irresistible
I nicked the cookie Jar.
They were so heavenly
I didn’t even leave any for Santa.

Hansel and Gretel didn’t make it home
Because I didn’t leave any crumbs
You can blame Cookie Monster
For giving me the Idea

Little did I know that the guilt of stealing them
Would give me painful stomach aches

My eye sees the lurking message: “Privacy Alert!”
Websites have tracked down my browsing History
Passwords, credit card numbers, IP addresses,
Who knows what else they might contain
 
Initially they may be “magic”
but I want to delete my junk food trails

Sweetheart,
please show me how to spill your cookies
I should have paid attention to my fortune cookie message:
“Stolen snacks can be bad refreshments.”

About this poem

This is about the mythologies of the word, "cookies." Cookies are in popular food culture. And there is an Internet version of the "cookies." I focus on both aspects of "cookies" in our culture today.

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Written on January 20, 2016

Submitted by jkim179 on July 29, 2021

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