Right Men! You know what to do.
Assume the position and begin the count.
Fifty each of press ups, stretches, and lunges,
Forty each of crawls, twists and bends.
No need for us to be subjected to this pin cushion technology.
Private Jones! What are you doing?
I asked WHAT ARE YOU DOING!
Er, Yoga Sir.
Yoga is not for soldiers Man! On your face and give me twenty.
But Sir……… it exercises the mind and the body! Surely that’s a good thing?
Don’t answer me back Boy and make that fifty, then report to my office at ten sharp.
You’re facing a charge lad!
Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge:
For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows seven green plastic army men in various exercise positions spread out across a colorful, laminated diagram showing acupuncture points on the bottoms of feet.