whose line of sight to toes had been obscenely interrupted,
whose shapes resembled pulchritudinous
whose chins were
bursting at the seams
mushroomed into massive, cleaved colossi.
all in search of being cured:
They called him
(he was not)
They called him "Maestro"
He had trimmed his roly-poly share,
this "Reconstructive Sculptor;"
those obliged were strictly heavyweights,
ONLY JUMBOS NEED APPLY,
who hinged their hopes on him whose ad read:
LET AN ARTIST RECREATE YOUR FIGURE!
Who else would offer so preposterous a pipe dream?
And who would hasten
to accept it?