There are women
who don’t get fat.
They often seem
to wear gold lame
sandals. The same
women – the same
kind of women,
I should say,
have been wearing
gold lame
sandals since I
was a kid.
City women,
who go out during
the day, the ones
who wear shorts
all their life.
Their middles may
thicken some, but
then that was
never their best
It was their
legs, trim and
shapely beneath
any bulk.
They wear the
sandals so you’ll
notice them.