A Lovely House Guest
But a guest nonetheless.
For I can’t support its warm and roundness.
My legs are too weak, my knees start to creak.
My ankles, they’re wont to complain.
I see I look lovely,
so soft and so cuddly
But I cannot argue with pain.
So I tell my big belly to stay for a while.
I touch gently and sweetly I say with a smile,
“Thanks for the curves
and the womanly verse
I’ll see you again if I’m ever with child.
But the man in me wants his own style.”
So I marvel in the mirror at all the extra me
So strong and heavy and good
I warrant my wardrobe I’ll fit it again
And I buy some healthier food.
So you will see me, perhaps at the gym
Running without any shame
Stretching and lifting and listening to
The way that my body proclaims,
“I am still yours
And I am so pretty,
Lovely regardless of scale,
We’ll lose without losing
Always of our choosing
In comfort and kindness - no fail.
Slowly but surely, we’ll do what is best.
And say goodbye
to a lovely