Today’s prompt, write an exercise poem.
She loved the breakfast aerobics class
The gossip in particular.
She had all the right gear
The shoes, the blue and white lycra
The initialled mat for those yoga mornings.
At first she worked hard
Attended with diligence
Stretched and bent
Puffed and panted
Felt the endorphins kicking in
Loved the buzz it gave her.
But she envied others
Listened to their chat
Thought I can do what they do,
Cook, and sew, make fashion statements.
She started bringing in her muffins
Chocolate chip, she baked each night
Devoured by those worked out women,
With a condescending thank you.
She lost all heart, tried harder
More muffins, offered recipes
They scoffed and said, “They are fattening you know.”
So she went back to exercise
Worked out in the back of the gym
Never spoke, grew thinner each day
Until she fell, out like a light.
They stopped momentarily
They were after all, half way through
The mornings step aerobics.