Meal for One*, by Marijo Giblin


in the back of the freezer

for the ice cream

she knocks down

one of those TV dinners

with the calories listed on the front

and the corn rattles against its plastic compartment

like a maraca

reminding her of the

Latin Dance class finale

and how he snuck off

with the instructor

even though she was wearing

her favorite red dress.

*Voted the favorite in the 2009 National Library Week Poetry Contest

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