Ally had avoided
the five and ten year
high school reunions.
Explaining to her high school tormentors
why she was still a struggling server
in LA made her cringe.
But it was year 15,
she had her own show,
and now she was ready to go.
She entered the reunion
in a daring red gown.
They asked her and her actor fiance
tweaking her traumas
to sound like nostalgic memories.
They chose her to make the toast.
She raised her glass:
“This is to the Ally you’ve forgotten.”