I pull on my skin
an inch off here
two inches there
five pounds off of
my thighs
15 off of my stomach

& then after all of that
I'll finally be pretty
boys will finally want me
mom will finally say I'm
and daddy will finally
say he's proud of me

I look into the mirror,
and pick up a doughnut
who am I kidding?
I'll always be the token fat girl.