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Sell-By Dates
Sell-By Dates

I’ve eaten food beyond its sell by date.
My digestive tract will be in a mess.
I’ve got till midnight to drink that milk.
At one minute past it’ll be off, I guess.

How precisely can they predict its expiration?
How do they know when our food’s on the turn?
Perhaps now they can carbon date our grub?
They may know by our degree of heartburn.

Should we take sell-by dates at face value?
I like my cheese to be all smelly and runny.
I hope these sell-by dates are simply a guide.
If not, I’m going to be risking a dickie tummy.

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