Red Stuff in Virginia


WHERE?    
In your dormitory,
classroom or apartment, 
at a friend's house,
at a park or other open area
the center of campus
downtown
in a restaurant or cafe
just about anywhere!


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Egg Sacs

 

From 'Traveling Menstrual Show'


Artwork  2000 Daisy Hulme

Spinach Bouquet

"The green leafy vegetables provide their supply of magnesium if they are eaten raw or cooked in a small amount of water that is not discarded. Chocolate, too, is magnesium-rich, but chocolate also contains caffeine, which worsens PMS."

"Magnesium and calcium go hand in hand...if magnesium is increased, calcium should be increased twice as much."

~ from PMS, Premenstrual Syndrome and You by Niels H. Lauersen, MD, and Eileen Stukane

 I'm Popeye the Sailor Woman
gulping spinach the week before
trading roses are red
and PMS blue
for magnesium
and calcium (times two)

that one didn't love me
he bought me roses and chocolates
this one does
he brings me spinach bouquets

now the thing that I like best is
coming downstairs to shock
whomever's in the room,
by announcing:
"it's the day before my period
and I'm in a good mood!"

so if you want to keep me happy
have the florist do up spinach
in her prettiest wrapping paper,
'cause roses are much too pricey
and chocolate's Montezuma's
real revenge

that one didn't love me
he bought me roses and chocolates
this one does
he brings me spinach bouquets

now baby you know it's true
we are what we eat
so let's turn out all the lights
and make like we're a couple of
dark green leafy vegetables
delicious!


Geneva Kachman