I am losing weight –will you be my friend now?

Many reading this are like me

–just a tad bit overweight

should i say 50 pounds–if

i say i need to lose 65 pounds or more

will you delete me as a friend?

don’t unfriend me yet

i already lost 2 pounds over 3 months

losing weight is slow going

especially when people visit

and leave ice cream, cookies,

cakes, pies and goodies like that

however losing 2 pounds is a start

ain’t it

even if it takes a few months

think about how slim i’ll look

in 25 more years if i lose 2 pounds

every few months

i’ll have my slim high school figure back

and will get invitations to be friends

once again

(i think i have 2 or 3 friends i see from time to time–

in my hay day i actually had 7 friends)

you ask what i do these days

i don’t work a job

i’m trying my best to live from book royalties

i’ve written books since age 19 —

i always self-published them

& it is true that i would go knocking on doors

down all the streets i could walk down

and ask them if they would like to

buy an autographed book or two?

i’m almost there again–

not enough of my books are being sold on

internet book sites so

i’ll need to put my

cleanest dirty clothes

and go door to door

with a big grin, and

give them a chance to by

a book or two or more

from a real author (that would be me)

i’m sharing too much

with you ain’t i ?

let’s go back to the weight discussion

will i sell more books up and down the streets

if i loose a few more pounds ?

may lose an additional 3 or 6 pounds ?

should i wear a cool hat

(that i got from a goodwill store) ?

and put myself in a special league

with the likes of singers bob dylan

and leonard cohen

you know

something that will separate me

from the average joe

i’ll keep you updated

with my progress

i only need to sell 2 books a day

to pay for my food

(i buy my food at dollar stores)

i drive an old car (paid for)

somewhere around 15 years old

and my poetry shack was

deeded to me from a friend

with no family

yes, my clothes– they are all from the goodwill

or salvation army stores

(I go to the one dollar sales racks)

well, enough of me for today

thanks for visiting

sending you love and prayers

and all good things

(Jim Wortham, September 20, 2022)

PS: remember money won’t buy you love —

i don’t know who wrote that

Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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