Things at the gym get heavy

A physical trainer

at my gym

once took me aside

& began asking me

a lot of

philosophical questions.


How much could I dead lift?”


“I don’t know,”

I said.

 “we’ll have to continue this


in Heaven!”


And then,

in a twinkling of an eye,

I was gone.

Never to return.



I would continue

paying monthly

gym fees

for another fourteen years.