Manifesto

by Gabby Bonfiglio

/or/

things my body is

one half cup sugar

and

a pinch of cinnamon

is

the measuring tape that i wrapped just tightly enough

so it wouldn’t

pinch my skin

and

the excel spreadsheet i key the number into

is

“honey, you look thin!”

is

how will i know how to find the clit

or

what to do when i get there

is

white rice really is better than brown

is

i take my beanie off when my guy crush walks in

is

“honey, every time i look over you take a bite of that cookie dough”

is

i’ll eat the burnt edges off this batch so daddy won’s see them