A Poem: “At The Gym”


He works the bowflex to

build his body,

expand chest circumference,

add mass to biceps, triceps.


The other guy

works to burn calories,

reduce belly circumference,

take away pounds from hips, thighs.


They take turns on the scale.



(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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