She wore a patterned  dress with puffy sleeves

Too small for her large frame

Her neck smothered by overbearing shoulder

Dotted with boils

A most interesting girl in my ten-year-old mind

 She spoke in complete sentences

 used three syllable words

Through braces that caught the sun’s rays

The other girls teased or ignore  her

How plain how ordinary

we were to this large bodied little girl