time for a fitness center…

oh america
you’ve gotten
way too fat
you need to head
to the gym
maybe for a swim
since you’re already
in the deep end
of world politics
or perhaps you might
lift some weights
off the shoulders of your poor
and then try a spinning class
instead of dishing out
a plate of lies to us
or you could go cycling outside
of your self interest
or you could try yoga
instead of stretching the facts
about the mythical financial recovery
which is no more than a treadmill of hope
and you’ll need to curb
your appetite
for foreign oil
but with a little
you could become lean
not so mean

none of my business…

Image by Malia Autio

now you know
i’m not one to talk
and lord knows
i cannot tolerate
people who run around
spreading stories
may lee
the woman who does my nails
said her cousin
who works with her
was having a hissy fit
about how hard it was
to get into the daughters of
of the revo
was it the french revolution
or the german revolution
i just can’t remember right now
but i’ll recall it in a minute
so there they were at the gym
naked as a bluejay in the sauna
and her cousin says
she had eye surgery
no not lazec
plastic surgery
so she wouldn’t have those
chinese eyes
as she calls them
well then she says
she found these old documents
in the attic of the house
that proved her great great great grandfather
had fought for the winning side
of some war somewhere
so she got to be
oh yes
now i recall
one of the daughters of the
illusion of success