Stationary Bike

 

I went to the gym

to do the routine

on the stationary bike

pedal pedal pedal

pedal to the metal

check the screen

calorie count

102 rpms

2 miles down

1 mile left

heart pumps

blood flows

faster faster

until finally I hit 3 miles

a potential heart attack

in the making

is this healthy?

yet after all that pedaling

all those miles

when I'm done

I am still in the same place

the bike has not moved

guess that's why they call them

stationary

I thought it had something

to do with paper and pen

oh, and by the way

why does everyone who

comes to the gym carry a backpack?

It's like part of their uniform

so they feel important

real gym he-men

muscled men of back packs

a badge of courage

or just baggage

with a mandatory water bottle

some vitamins

and a book on how to

resuscitate stationary bike riders.

 

◄ Acting My Age-A Poem by O.L. Buzzerd

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poemagraphic

Tue 10th Mar 2020 21:57

Busy going nowhere d.

Stop the world I want to get off!
Po

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 10th Mar 2020 13:07

Moderation in all things - and that includes exercise, especially when
indulged in advanced age. The groundwork for a healthy later life is
best laid in youth when the body can be prepared - like the sturdy foundations of a building meant to last.

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