Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ten pounds

Lose ten pounds of belly fat
follow this simple rule
cadaverous is the way to go
they should teach this in school

She scurries to the bathroom
for the thirteenth time today
to void that tub of ice cream
heavenly hash, no way


It’s a long way from heaven
to long for food, to dream of food,
to sleep for food, to die for food
you can’t touch, can’t have,
can’t keep down
must hold on
one day, two days, three days, four
then eat, eat, eat
to swell with food, to burst with food,
greasy lips, greasy chin, greasy
must
purge
must
hold on

Lose ten pounds of belly fat
don’t ever let yourself go
bone-child you’re so gorgeous now
your ribs and hip-bones show
 
Rachel Westfall
December 29, 2009

4 comments:

Karen said...

Such a sad comment on our views and our self-destructive drives.

catvibe said...

I've known this girl, in a few young ones. It is so sad to see people do this to themselves. And all because we have such a fucked up view of 'beauty'.

Fireblossom said...

Why is scrawny supposed to be so great? Real women have curves!

RachelW said...

It's those awful "lose ten pounds" ads that are all over the net these days. Ugh.