By Terri Deno
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At times I stare, the reflection of legs
long and thin and TALL
an alien in the front of the dishwasher
and I pretend it’s the truth, and I stand on my tiptoes
and do a little twirl, admiring this alternate reality
and I’m lucky because this version 2-point-not-quite-so-oh
doesn’t go up far enough to see the absence of that nonexistent
little thigh gap
Terri Deno is a freelance writer living in the Midwest. Her work has previously appeared in America's Emerging Poets 2018-Midwest Region, Luna Station Quarterly, Full of Crow and The Poetry of Yoga, Vol. 1. You can find her on Twitter.