Warning in an Equilateral Triangle, on a Tub of Almond Jelly

On the label of a small
plastic mold of almond jelly,
a warning: Please be careful and chew
separately before swallowing.

You stop for a second, then realize
what it might be trying to say is
Potential choking hazard! Or, don’t
let your child try to consume
this treat in just one swallow.
You know this is true: how often
has a mouthful of smooth come back
up the hatch, tasting like bile;
or had you doubled up in the night,
wondering What the hell was I thinking?


In response to Via Negativa: Out.

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