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Ode To Tab

Please enjoy an ode poem that I wrote in 2016 in celebration of the birthday of Tab Cola.  Now with the Coronavirus Pandemic, Coca Cola has discontinued Tab.  The poem was prophetic if not poetic, and the ode has turned into a type of eulogy.   What do you love? Ode To Tab Laurie Benson© 2016 Bubbles you wake me up, you pick me up, you keep me up. Caramel coloring you're always on my mind, especially when I'm tired or having a panic attack. Bright pink aluminum can, with a font that Kyle would probably approve of. The hopeful sound of your tab as it is popped in. You are my youth, my memories, my celebrations. I've given you up, bought you up and drank you up. I've worried you'll be impossible to find, and I've hoarded boxes of you. Your six packs have hung over the sides of my shopping carts, when plastic six-pack carriers weren't known to kill ocean creatures. I've crushed you when you're empty, and held you to my broken fingers when I couldn't

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