Lumps of Fat


Lumps of fat sag

The pink highlights of the scar steal the picture from me

I can’t get the image out of my head

Juxtaposed with the serene sleeping child

The screaming child I can’t help but hear

Lumps of fat sag

The suggest a life of plenty

Of food

And shelter

And luxury

Luxurious lumps of fat sag

The scar is there

I see it

She sees nothing

She closes her eyes and I close my eyes with her and her child with me

And I look at her with my eyes closed;



Lumps of fat sagging, swinging, cushioning the child,

Cushioning her