Fat Tuesday in Middle School

by gillis


Fat with possibility

Round and smooth,

Monday’s anxiety is blunted.

Wednesday’s ashes and humps

are off in the distance.

A parade of revelers

marches to the sound of

off key bells,

A surging rainbow of fleece and denim

clouds  of Axe and bubblegum

dragging behind them.

They wave cellphones and binders

to onlookers they

toss hair

and the occasional