Wow! You've Changed

Dina Del Bucchia

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You’ve changed.

You used to be so

and now you’re all

like, you’ve transformed

I don’t know how to describe

it’s like

you don’t like canasta anymore

you text IN ALL CAPS

your selfies are so

animalistic

like, are you out to prove something

you’re a lion

you’re a bear

you’re a maggot

you’re a virus

I just don’t know

if we can be friends anymore.

Dina Del Bucchia, “Wow! You've Changed,” from It's a Big Deal: Poems. Copyright © 2019 by Dina Del Bucchia. Reprinted by permission of Talonbooks.

Source: It's a Big Deal: Poems (Talonbooks, 2019)