they can’t see the shrapnel
their caffeine only diets and calorie counting sends
to the girl in a size four one table over
who comes home and tells me
she wishes she could have skipped lunch today
and tomorrow
and the day after
because her diet
no matter how healthy
will never match up
in her mind
to whole omitted meals
counted up like it’s a game
and someone’s the winner
except no one’s a winner