The Day The Belly Fat Came Out 2010

 

          The Day The Belly Fat Came Out

I was in the bath and watching

As the water drained.

Watching.

Waiting.

Sitting back and snatching warmth.

Halfway down the tub

I saw the hub:

A roundness

That no diet can remove.

Reproving God and nature,

I sat looking at the fat –

That dominates the muscle,

That has replaced the muscle.

Sit-ups, backbends, cobras, ploughs:

I’ve given in.

No longer thin,

The waist and hip a strain on zipper.

You will have to take me as I am.

I

will have to do the same. 

© The Day The Belly Fat Came Out 9.21.2010  Circling Round Baths;  Arlene Corwin 

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