Exercise Bicycle

Exercise bicycle generates heat:
    Pedaling in place, going nowhere,
Hum of the bearings and sweat on the seat,
    Single wheel spins, fan moves the air.

Elderly couple complains of the news,
    Reciting arguments from bygone years,
Shopworn decisions and ossified views,
    Both people speaking, neither one hears.

^z - 2020-03-18