Poemdog

Dogs 2016

FAT FUCK
(7/28/16)


I try
to find
sympathy

empathy
of course
is impossible

but when
a 49 year old
man

overweight

a smoker

sedentary
at home
because he thinks
that he gets
all of the
exercise
that he needs
at work

ends up
in a hospital

triple bypass
surgery

I get
mad

a decent
diet

a little
workout
on a regular
basis

could have
prevented the stress
to his body

the worry
that he saddles
upon his family

the drain
that he chains
to our medical
system

instead
most
feel sorry
for him

just out
of surgery
he wants
to get up

go home

get back
to his normal
life

they admire
his pluck

what
a fighter

what
a fake