Not Smart

NOT SMART

This day has long been coming
and should have anticipated
in the months, weeks, days
that preceded it.
Now, the toll has been taken,
the die been cast.
I have outgrown my smart car.

Between the rodizios
the salad bars
the all-you-can-eat buffets
and the sweet sweet cakes
available at Grandma’s house
I am no longer in the position
to drive with such fuel efficiency.
My car is overloaded
I am supersized.

With the ability
to travel the city with ease,
and dine where I please,
I’m not half the man I used to be
and have folds and rolls all over me
from what I consumed so heartily.

It’s no longer a good fit:
my lifestyle
and my profile.
Living so large does not work
when attempting a smaller footprint.

So I have to give something up.
For the time being,
it’s economy.
In the days ahead
I will simply have to carry the weight
of my gluttony.

About Jonathan Berger

I used to write quite a bit more.
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