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Anorexia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   In the blue light of eve

Crickets conduct their symphony

Magnified in darkness

The sounds go on

Ricocheting off the ears of sleepers

Frozen in their machine-woven cocoons

Girls dream of waking up butterflies

Crawling out of caterpillar bodies

To fly against the sun.

So they no longer need to eat

And eat ...

And eat ...

Only need to drink lightly of nectar

From the beautiful and delicate flowers

So much more ladylike

Under the probing eyes of

Males, in their white lab coats.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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shapeshifter56 said...
Dec. 5, 2012 at 2:51 pm
Oh my gosh. This is so good. Seriously, this is amazing. It's profound and metaphorical and it really makes a point. Wow. Great job.
 
mette_tinggaard_ replied...
Apr. 16, 2015 at 3:33 pm
Do you have anorexia? I am looking for someone to 'interview' for my english Outline. My main topic is 'Bodyimage'.
 
SecretSasha said...
Dec. 3, 2010 at 11:01 am
This is an amazing poem! I love the way you compared anorexia with wanting to be beautiful and light like a butterfly, great idea.
 
Megan S. said...
Aug. 17, 2010 at 9:16 pm
I love this!!!
 
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