The Core Balance Trainer
touches your hard-to-reach center,
subdues the imbalance that rises
from the belly some days, ballast
for those moods that weigh & shift, those lurches,
though there are times
when even the non-skid tread deep inside


oblique as abdominal muscles,
your core balance slips away,
pitching and yawing
like the boom
of a gaff-rigged schooner
coming about in an uncertain wind.

        [as seen in a Hammacher Schlemmer Catalog]

©2010 Judith Pacht

©2008 Katherine Williams