The treadmill above Al’s Italian Beef
Drums constantly with the rhythm of running Reeboks.
Sweat drips from cherry visages
As fat drips from philly cheese steaks.
An Aqua Angel framed above
The picture of a perfect pastrami.
A cycle of potential energy consumed
And kinetic energy released.
But no soles that tread the treadmill
Also tread the entrance to Al’s.
Those soles aren’t looking for soul-food.