I was unable to locate my headphones for the gym
This morning

The soundtrack to my workout were
Grunts from oversized men
Lifting for the strength to continually sit
In their cubicles and push at their keyboards
As nine to five warriors

The hum of treadmills sang out
Running toward a mute television
The smell of perspiration mixed with deodorant
Hung heavy in the air

All of us builders
As mechanical
As the equipment