I can feel her
and catching up
There’s a bounce to her step
I can hear it
Fwoop, fwoop, fwoop
Matching my stride
She’s gaining on me
I turn to confront her –
and she’s gone! Turn again to
resume my journey and
fwoop, fwoop, fwoop
How foolish am I
It’s only this:
my ass is following me
© 2016 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
There’s no fool like an old fool (except a fool who is young at heart, but aging). Put on some weight over the winter; now, with every step, I’m twerking while I’m working.
For Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, the first poem, from the prompt “Fool,” for April PAD! Taking up the challenge to compose a poem each day this month. I hope I start getting inspiration from somewhere else besides my BUTT tomorrow…but I am not making any guarantees.
Sherry Blue sky
April 1, 2016 at 9:54 pm
LOL, all one can do is laugh, kiddo! I so hear you.
April 1, 2016 at 10:15 pm
April 1, 2016 at 10:00 pm
This really made me laugh! I am still laughing! Thank you so much! (I am sure it’s not true in your case, but may well be in mine. Luckily, I am growing a little hard of hearing. ) Thanks. k.
April 1, 2016 at 10:15 pm
LOL, yes, the “fwoop, fwoop” seems to be from corduroy, right?
Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)
April 1, 2016 at 10:25 pm
Ha ha! (But it is hard to imagine you fat enough for this to be true.)
April 1, 2016 at 10:26 pm
I’m getting there. Was so fat in my jeans on vacation that my back went out, ha ha ha.
April 1, 2016 at 10:30 pm
Twerking while you’re working! That is so amusing.
It will be good to have you around this April, Amy.
April 1, 2016 at 11:04 pm
I love the “close behind and catching up,” that set the pace and mood for the rest really good. Fast and ominous. Clever sound too, continuous, ‘fwoop, fwooping.’ Best wishes on the PAD.
Susie Clevenger (@wingsobutterfly)
April 2, 2016 at 12:44 am
Oh my this has be rolling..
April 2, 2016 at 1:43 am
This is hilarious. Love your word ‘fwoop’. Great onomatopoeia bound up there.
April 2, 2016 at 2:42 am
What fun that was and,oh dear,how I can relate! Thanks for the morning laugh, Sally 🙂
April 2, 2016 at 4:46 am
Very unexpected! Had me in stitches! Brilliant!
April 2, 2016 at 6:06 am
Wit humour and distress all in a few short lines. My bahooki (Scottish word for ass) is going in for a career of its own, too.
April 2, 2016 at 7:50 am
I’m blaming it mine on the winter, too.
April 2, 2016 at 8:37 am
Hank did not seem to get through yesterday Amelita! Will try again now.
It is following closely behind, the behind. A tad plump with a little noise. Not quite! April fool! You are Amelita, just as elegant And you know that yourself! Be seeing you in April!
April 2, 2016 at 1:09 pm
Lol this is whopping brilliant Amy 😀
April 2, 2016 at 1:24 pm
April 2, 2016 at 2:03 pm
Oh my word!!! You crack me up, Amy! Love you!
April 3, 2016 at 2:07 pm
Oh dear….’twerking while I’m working’—-hilarious 🙂 The whole thing is wonderful, albeit a little sad that I can relate so well to the ‘fwoop, fwoop, fwoop’ of my ass following me, too! At least now I will have a grin on my face as I imagine those sound effects in my mind! Lovely to read you again, Amy 🙂
April 3, 2016 at 4:47 pm
Heehee. Thanks for the smile and the giggle, Beautiful.
April 4, 2016 at 12:04 am
lol. reminds me of that joke … ~
pearl ketover prilik
April 1, 2020 at 6:57 pm
Hi there Amer … soooo delightfulllll to see you here and a wonderful laugh to boot! Stay safe. Hugs