Mesmerized by the tube, she spends hours on her mat,
exercising as if the television were
mere sound. Thighs benefit second only to ham
strings. She works legs in Pilate circles
careful to rotate tight and tiny, certain to
be on time for Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune,
Law and Order, Scandal and NCIS—odd
for a person of faith
who spends hours holding
people in the Light of
justice and love and peace.
She says it helps her rest. She says it increases
her attention to greed and violence. She says
too much, really, when caught watching—as if she had
her pants down or her hand in her Mom’s cookie jar.
Such a secret scandal, her private tube time.
Here We Go! at NaPoWriMo prompt
Today, we challenge you to write a poem that is based on a secret shame, or a secret pleasure. It could be eating too many cookies, or bad movies, or the time you told your sister she could totally brush her teeth with soap. It’s up to you. Happy writing!
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