Ramping it up

Brown on yellow, John Lyons (oil on canvas)

Ramping it up

After a good night’s sleep
           I wake slowly
creep into my day
           one of light work
and gentle exercise
           always watching my diet
weight loss being
           the principle here

poets are no different
           from anyone else
and keeping the body
           in shape is essential
enough of this free verse
           I want to have a figure
as tight as a sonnet
           and as trim as a bird

John Lyons


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