Don’t worry, Leisel, let that towel rise
from in front of your belly,
around your head, catch their eyes when you walk in.
Is that the Sun reporter over there?
Splash him a wave from the deck– butterfly
those mermaid nails
his way. He should’ve picked on
his own size.
In the Sun reporter’s journalistic opinion, light is pretty fat.
Also, the world’s fattest man
comes from Jamaica
and has a name like Lightning.
When was the last time this reporter qualified
to be a journalist representing Australia?
We fear he’s not sporting
fit orthographic judgment,
writing, reckless, in the fat lane, swerving
to distract from his ill-fitting budgie smuggler.
Annik Adey-Babinski grew up in Ottawa. She participated in the Banff Center’s 2011 Wired Writing Studio and is headed to Miami in August of 2012 to work on a poetry MFA at Florida International University. You can find her poems online in The Moose and Pussy, Burner Magazine and Poets and the News. Follow her tweets @poetsandthenews.