A conversation with my weighing machine
“You have always been against me.
Whether I stress eat in difficult times
Or eat to surfeit in celebration,
You have never shared my joys and sorrows.
Always showing extra pounds,
You have no compassion.
But despite your past behaviour
I am willing to give you another chance.
I will let bygones be bygones
If you agree to show a pound or two less
Every time I check my weight.”