[3] Jocelyn

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Where’s Jake?

Sarah asks,

As you sit in the cafeteria.

You tell her you broke up,

When really he dumped you.

He,

Dumped,

You’re,

Pregnant,

Ass.

What?

Why?

The girl’s all lean in,

Curious,

Shocked,

Ready to gossip.

You tell them that you were sick,

Sick of him fighting,

Sick of him not caring,

Sick of him.

When really,

You needed him.

He believed that Nathan,

Sweet,

Caring,

Nathan,

Got you pregnant.

When the truth is,

You only ever slept with Jake.

Now you were left dateless,

For the Winter Formal.

Which was only a few nights away.

You ignore the girl’s,

Who are trying to comfort you.

Instead,

You watch as Jake,

Saunters into the room.

His eyes fall on you,

And he looks away in disgust.

He sits down at a table with his friends,

Who you imagine he’s telling the news to,

About our breakup.

He agreed not to mention the pregnancy.

You were the most popular couple in school,

So you weren’t surprised when one of his friends,

Ran from the table to another.

Shared the news.

Then another kid became messenger,

And soon everyone was talking about it.

Sighing,

You push my food around my plate with a fork.

For once,

You wasn’t hungry,

Starving,

Craving.

You hadn’t told my parents yet,

Or the girls.

You had to stay popular,

Pretty,

Skinny,

As long as you could.

You notice Katie,

Sitting alone at a table,

Not eating.

She looks upset,

But that made you happy.

Now pretty Katie,

Could feel like you.

Past her,

Someone else catches your eye.

It’s Nathan,

Who’s watching you closely.

You give a sad smile,

Which he returns.

He gestures for you to come over,

And he knew he was taking a big risk.

But you shake your head no.

You would become unpopular,

If kids even knew you were talking to him.

He shrugs,

And smiles sadly again.

Someone blocks your view,

As a girl runs to your table.

Her bleach blonde hair is a mess,

From running over.

She looks excited,

But spiteful.

She turns to you,

And grins nastily.

Jocelyn,

I didn’t know,

That,

Nathan,

Got,

You,

Pregnant.

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