Day 46 – Protein Shake

It’s like huffing a thick wet wad of pollen,
swallowing a wad of bread dough
that drops like a weight
in your gurgling pit–

This is what the heroes eat?

The heroes
are lean
and strong-

the heroes are products
of torture.


Day 33 – Thursday Night Baker

She bakes on Thursday nights
for that little extra edge,
Friday’s last push.

She’s crawling through every week
towards that far-off finish line,
and like a child,
she works best
for sweets.

Some of the others have diets,
some have yoga, some have wine,
but whatever it takes, man,

whatever it takes.