That Mr Moon on his green cheese diet,
shed the bulk of his body weight in just four weeks.
Starved himself to the width of a scimitar, he did,
lost all his curves. Well, nearly all.
But within a month, he’d piled it all back on again,
plumped right up to a pasty sphere.
Of course, faddy eating doesn’t work.
He keeps on yo-yoing, never learns,
and confining yourself to only one of the food groups
can’t be healthy – look how pale he is!
Maybe all that bingeing on dairy
has triggered lactose intolerance.
It was one of those slimming regimes
endorsed by the stars - how to lose weight
the Milky Way.
© Melanie Branton 2019