Heart Rate

The insidious invader diabetes
presses on as I work to reduce
its shoals of microscopic sugar
particles through my bloodstream.

My diet changes achieve some of
this so now I work on fitness
exercises to keep my heart pumping
keep my blood flowing steadily
while loaded with its extra cargo.

My blood flows more easily
as my heart beats faster. The
more I stretch my muscles the
clearer the highway for my blood.

So I stretch twist bend move
side to side, up and down
round and round daily keeping
moving to free up my circulation.

I am working to prevent the
diabetic gangrene that ended
my great great grandfather’s
life …… in …… 1885.

Heart Rate