"old" habits

once again
I did not click
on the ad
flashing promise,
an "old weird" habit
a "simple trick"
that will,
when practiced daily
"melt away the pounds"

although, I must admit
I am not without
curiosity

But if it were
really once
an effective habit,
what accident
of history
ripped it
from our
daily practice?

Didn't someone
just say
"Hey,
you know, Ol Jim
never seems to gain weight.
Do you think
it's 'cause he
does that simple
weird thing
every day?"

Also,
how weird
are we talking here?

Aqualung weird,
or
funny looking shoes weird?

Why don't they just tell me
instead of making me
follow a link
where I have to
get into the poke
to see if there's a pig?

I smell
grift
in
obfuscation sauce
topped with
sweet dream cherries
ripped abs
and skinny jeans

And so
I forego
reject
eschew

but wonder
still
 

 

March 13, 2013

 

Ann-Patrice Hickey