Gummy Bear


Illustration by Je Anne Pris

Gummy Bear’s weight defies gravity
as if too much sugar
actually gives you a
whole body lift/ tuck.

Gummy Bear’s height remained short
maybe a little more
maybe a little less
then the average frame could take
but bear looked like
nobody but bear

Gummy Bear is colored.
So when people
compliment bear’s confidence.
or the style that comes
with loving yourself.
Gummy bear gets insulted
and rightfully so,
height and color
and girth
are measurements for the few.

Gummy Bear knows that eye candy is
only as good as the gooey centre
or the open arms and legs
or being themselves.
We love them
even when they are full of vodka.