Like you I sped up the ropes like a monkey then
Made mincemeat of the pommel horse but
How I envied your physique!
So ashamed that I kept my vest on, afterwards
My matchstick legs hid in the shower.
Later I never put on an ounce or
Made a penny though
You grew rich and
Obese before the virus ran you down .
Today I heard they've put you
On a ventilator.
Will memories of schoolboy gym
Intrude on your coma?
Those bright mornings when you mocked my