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Expanse

I am obese.
Those on my largess
or friendly loop
term me healthy.

The ones at cross-purposes:
personal, professional, fiscal,
(no ethical issue ever)
refer to me as fatso.
Some with unlit cigars
and champagne flutes
snap: corpulent.

Depending on desire
my truelove
fuels the phatic
with cooling and cajolery.


  Sanjeev Sethi