When Next We Meet…
(Note: The first two lines of this poem were used by Mike Essig as a prompt to Diane Wakoski's prompt for students in her poetry workshops.)
Next time we meet,
Let’s keep our clothes on.
Let’s dissolve our scars in threads;
Let’s keep our lard in check.
Let’s trim our giddy hairs
And insist the lights off.
Let us, parce que our bodies never loved us enough to be: svelte / hourglass / blue-eyed / large butt /small waist /34DDD /light skinned /firm / Victoria secret / summer /…basically generic.