An Ode to Diet Coke

My dear Diet Coke,

You taste so delicious;

so refreshing and so bubbly.

You seem like a necessity,

whether with a salad for lunch

or alongside french fries and junk.

You were always there for me too,

when I was sleepy, studying for a test,

or taking a fun road trip.

But I feel like you lied to me,

or at least didn’t tell me the truth

about the risk of heart disease, diabetes,

and having a stroke.

If I keep you around, it won’t be good

for my health nor my waistline. 

Though I’ll love you forever,

I have to let you go;

so goodbye, good riddance to you:

Diet Coke!