Good Shape

I didn’t think I’d ever

write you a poem and now look.

I’m writing to tell you

that you are not in good shape:

that is you have an enormous

stomach and if you think your long ties

are drawing our attention elsewhere

(aha) you are entirely wrong. Also,

because your suit jackets are long

do you think we don’t see

your big flat wide butt?

(See, I wrote you a poem.)

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. Both wise and funny. Thank you for your keen observances. I, too, am wearing long scarves and elongated jackets. But I have nothing in common with that sack of slime.

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