I have never cared for 'exercise' or effort.
I have always favoured lolling about and reading
As a child, of course I liked to play as children do,
but I loathed 'sports', and have never taken walks
for 'exercise' - only with dogs to share their joy
I would climb a mountain to see a Passage Tomb,
and enjoy hours of planting shrubs and trees
even in rain
but otherwise I would prefer to 'loafe'
(as the Divine Walt put it)
I have spent most of my life sitting in chairs
Am I overweight and unhealthy ?
I am very thin and have a strong heart
(the doctors tell me) And I loafe
and laugh at those mechanical masochists
who 'exercise' to keep themselves 'fit'
Fitness comes from within