At Puregym

The Top 40 charts pause - 

someone has dropped their squat bar too hard

and made the disk skip.


Without the club beats,

the workout space is no longer what it usually is - 

essentially, a well-lit night-club

writhing with bodies

and eyes flicking

at someone else’s deltoids.


Now, the silence consists

of the squeak of sweat,

and glutes speaking - 


all well-circulated by air con.