New Poem: Below the Belt

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It sits there
the ugly reminder
the daily disappointment
hitting below the belt

Not to be ignored
it screams bloody murder
with every full bladder
and every lustful glance

I am no reality TV star
with change to spare
to buy the salve
my body and soul both need

We are stuck with each other
a year or two more
at most I hope
but I fear otherwise

Why not look in the mirror
every brush and blush
makes me hate me
without even a glance

Maybe if I clap my hands
and just believe
Peter will fly away with it
and leave me be

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