Yoga and Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Time of Shelter in Place
I stands alone at stiff attention, cooking to release her tension.
S does curls to contradict her tendency toward getting thicker.
O shows effects of chocolate chips on her tummy and her hips.
L just sits there in her hut trying to compress her butt.
A Hands on knees, head on floor, “A” vows that she will binge no more.
T spreads her wings but cannot fly. “Eating in Place” the reason why.
I folds her wings tight by her side.
O eats more cookies, growing wide.
N sits on butt in yoga pose.
Each hand on floor behind her goes,
feet raised up, point to the sky,
resisting the effects of pie
on tummy, waist and hips and thigh.
For NaPoWriMo 2020, Day 23, the prompt was: “to write a poem about a particular letter of the alphabet, or perhaps, the letters that form a short word. Think about the shape of the letter(s), and use that as the take-off point for your poem.”