No amount of cha-ching could make me try acupuncture,
With my fear of all things with any sharp ends.
No matter the gain, I would rather the pain
Than do exercises that require me to bend.
Instead, give me a warm cardigan and gloves,
And in my car I’ll find a long trail that I can hike.
I’ll meander in the forest, kicking stones as I go,
For this cure appears as one that I quite like.
Written for Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge #153. Ragtag Daily Prompt is Cha-ching. In bold are the substitutes for five prompts from Saturday Mix, January 22, 2022 from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Same Same But Different: sweater, leg, ride, rock, and show.
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