Two Screws

by HANKarcher

Doing push ups and dips off a chair in the hotel
is fine by me
but chin ups
are tougher.

The bars hanging across closets are
poorly made and even more
poorly secured into walls.
Two screws.
That’s all they use.

In New York’s Columbia University dorm
I used to do hundreds of
chin touches a day
and that old closet bar never
never squeaked,
just brought me up
then down
as long as I could make two fists around it.

Why don’t they build anything strong anymore?
I suppose
clothes don’t weigh that much
now or people
wear less than they
used to.

photo Jo ©2012