From H.J. Rogers
Inside every fat man-
At one of those ubiquitous 5Ks,
I felt pretty good, was ready to run,
I sauntered by the fitness tent:
Body fat analysis.
I have put on some weight,
Diabetes, thyroid, insomnia, et al.
Still I was fit.
The sylph handed me a sheet.
“34.4 percent body fat, 82 and-a-half pounds.”
Mon Dieu! Eighty-two-and-a-half pounds!
That’s almost another human being!
My 11 year old daughter
Doesn’t weigh that much!
Adding insult to injury
Was the next sheet the sylph
Handed me: “To decrease
Body fat and/or Body Mass Index:
-Maintain a healthy weight”