Progressive bellies are chubby.
Conservative bellies are lean.
Catholic bellies sit primly
Above legs that genuflect
Before a monstrance or a tabernacle.
Thunder the Scriptures
In the King James Version,
And often in a Southern accent.
The poet sips his fourth, maybe fifth, beer
And waxes poetic about his Chestertonian girth.
The teacher's belly is covered in chalkdust
From September to June.