let us know it was out on the street.
Neighbors and kids swarmed around
to order buns, donuts or sliced bread.
Suddenly the trucks were gone
when neighborhood grocery stores
started filling up once empty lots
offering Hostess goods
at a lower price, packaged in bright colors.
One day a big surprise,
pre-wrapped lunch treats
Twinkies, Ding Dongs
Sno-Balls, Ho-Ho’s and Suzi-Q’s.
Mother rarely bought them,
except at the outlet.
Several years later they are still around
iconic for three generations,
promised to be the only food to survive
an Armageddon... but not the worker’s
union. Hostess is facing bankruptcy
production will stop
and even though I’ve not tasted
one for over fifteen years
I can't find it on the shelves
only on-line for 10x’s the price.
Atlantic surges and super storms,
toppled from their thrones,
fiscal cliffs with dire warnings
and Hostess bakeries
closing their doors.
Zingers, pies and cupcakes
Hostess O’s and raspberry donuts
all gone never to return
the end of the world has surely come.