Sucked In


Men's bellies

Protruding from the waistbands of all those passing Speedos

Way too tight

But maybe the only way for them to feel

Like it's really tucked in.

I don't know, I just hope I don't end up like that

Chris suggests it's a sign of prosperity

And I look him in the eye, find I must concur

We're too poor to feed ourselves all the good stuff

With all the excesses we dreamt of as television kids

Too busy during the day, trying to make ends meet

Too busy trying to stay off the street

Keeping our stomachs firm and bodies lean

My mother marvels at my muscular definition,

Asks if I've been working out--

Been keeping active, Mom

Got no fat on these bones.


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