Big Girls Don't Eat Ice Cream Cake

The once-over
from the girl at Friendly’s
must have meant wow,
that woman
really rocks a short dress
for her age
and not
ugh, that lady’s legs
look gross
because if she could
reflect on my heart’s journey
to this ice-cream cake
she’d observe
more lost than taut thighs
and smooth skin.

Fireblossom asked the Real Toads to write about loss.