Personal Gas Production
The growl in my stomach is depressing
It can’t come from hunger, I eat plenty,
Fear of passing gas in public is stressing
I haven’t felt this way since I was twenty.
Gulping prescribed antacids by handfuls
An upper GI revealed an angry stomach.
I’m downing the pink stuff by spoonfuls,
Hoping my inner gas level will plummet.
So far, I’m not seeing any good results
Bloating continues to expand my belly,
While I’m tired of receiving crass insults
From disgusting relief ads on the telly.
If you have a suggestion, let me hear it
How did you stop your gas production?
Perhaps I need to develop a new spirit
I'm thinking about a stomach reduction.
Written October 15, 2022
Copyright © L MILTON HANKINS | Year Posted 2022
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