those few extra pounds
gained in the fall
the Thanksgiving turkey
with fine wines and all
the beers downed thru’ Christmas
at local town bars
off season vacations
to lands near and far

neglecting to practice
tomorrow will do
rejecting the gym
to chill by the pool
expecting performance
will not dip an inch
but those new armanis
are starting to pinch

we report back this week
next season seems bleak
and to be frank
I’m in for some shaming
I’ll get roached by the coach
turning up overweight
at the club for this season’s
spring training