Wednesday, November 26, 2014

An Atavism

The exercise takes time.
The muscles hurt
and the monotony
is hard to bear.
Still, it is necessary
to exercise these muscles.
Otherwise, there will be problems,
sudden outbursts of anger and sadness,
loss of clarity,
the pain.
Then soon, too soon,
the muscles will lose their strength.
They will become stiff and numb.
Then atrophy will set.
Three generations from now
no one will use those muscles.
They will become an atavism,
seen only in circus freaks,
who will have no clue
what the muscles are for.

2014 November PAD Challenge, Day 26

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