Using Calgary as a backdrop the author satirizes the self-serving nature of the public as it continues to fatten itself, not only physically, but egotistically as well.
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Obesity and historically high rates of diabetes, grid-lock, unfettered corporate malfeasance, and a bloated governance no longer responsive to its citizens are but some of the symptoms of a society sickening itself on greed. Indebted from birth to their corporate masters the public no longer has the wherewithal to resist or the physical strength to raise their fat asses off the couch. Instead they assuage their egos with more of that which is destroying their own physical and mental well-being. This fat poem describes the foibles of this me (us) first mentality and attempts to convince the public that perhaps things have gotten out of hand