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THE YEAR AFTER MY FANNY WENT FLAT

I didn't notice at first
that cars weren't honking
like before.

Thought they were gazing
at the chestnut hair
rustling down my back.

But then my pants began
to grow. And I wasn't
losing weight —

still so many pounds,
and I didn't look around
to see the problem

for quite some time.
Thought I was improving
with age:

My skin cleared up,
teeth were capped,
I didn't know

my butt was flat.
Deflated,
incapacitated,

kerplatt!

      — Teresa White