Double D by Kate Foley

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Double D

Megan and I borrow her mother’s
Macy’s catalogue. We squeeze together

on the porch swing and browse through pages
filled with ladies prettier than we’d ever be.

Megan points with her pinky at a woman
wearing a beige bra and lace panties.

I wish I looked like that and
her boobs are the size of the moon.

I remember hoping that someday someone
would look at me like I was the moon.

This was before men started looking at me
like I was an object. I did not realize

that the second my chest flourished,
I’d hear wolf whistles coming

from outside the playground.
I didn’t know that complete strangers would tell me

that my breasts would look better
with their face between them.

Megan turns the page to a woman in a silk slip,
she says: I hope my boobs bloom like that.

When they did, I heard every boy in her middle school
suddenly learned her name.

My name is Person. My name is Not My Body.
My name is More Than You Can Hold.

Kate Foley

Kate Foley is a young, emerging Canadian writer. She has been published in Yellow Chair Review, Germ Magazine, Eunoia Review, and others. She studies English Literature and Creative Writing at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She’s passionate about art journaling, helping others, dogs, and winged eyeliner. .