I Wear XS Shirts

by Kristian Ines

I wear XS Shirts
Perfect fit for me
Perfect fit for a fifth grader

I wear XS shirts
Tugging at my shoulders like a tight seatbelt
Feeling as comfortable as a warm blanket

I wear Yellow XS shirts
with the fear of being
called a NO. 2 Pencil
or Wooden 6-inch ruler

I wear XS shirts
and roll my eyes
when someone points it out

I wear XS shirts
shamed upon in popular pop songs

I wear XS shirts
I am a skinny human being
not a simple school supply

I wear XS shirts
and I’m

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