In honor of us menopausal types, my poem, “The Scale”:
Do you cringe
When you deliver
The bad news to me,
Or is smirking
More your style?
I hope you’ll speak
Kindly, firmly, fondly
With words since
Your numbers fail me.
Are you a scale girl?
A waistband girl?
So lucky you don’t need to measure your weight in any way at all?
Or so carefree, it’s not a concern?
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