Ain’t Diets Grand

. . . trying hard to lose weight

but that blueberry pie

has my name written all over it . . .

So I have to pick up

the grandkids after school

make an excuse to my wife

about needing to leave early

for some errands stop off

at Dunkin’ Donuts for a half dozen

scarf down two in the parking lot

with my cup of coffee

while waiting for the kids.

At least I’m not hiding booze

in the medicine cabinet

or in my sock drawer

or out behind the garage not that

I’ve ever done any of that.

Copyright 2022 by Michael Estabrook

Michael Estabrook is a published poet. His works is published in varies print and online magazines. He resides in Massachusetts with his wife who he simply adores.