Poems

Hazel Hall: ‘A Potassium Hit’s the Thing’

A Potassium Hit’s the Thing A handy snack to fill the hunger gap can set a tone that’s higher than the rest. The muse likes comfort food when she’s been pressed, with or without that waxy Santa cap. Though it comes with the convenience of a wrap, sometimes it squelches into bags or vests. Gourmet stores sell plastic cases, lest others suffer similar mishaps. Researchers show it’s simple to reverse effects before performance, reconcile the panic cycle, calm our frazzled nerves. A potassium hit’s the thing. So for a while I’ll keep a few placebos in reserve— Bananas have such…

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