I check, check, and check again.

January 13, 2013
By , Spokane, WA
I check, check, and check again.
To no avail,
Nothing has changed.
I tell my mother
“I’m much too busy for breakfast”.
I hide when it’s dinner,
and I’m in the bathroom by desert.
I keep a tape measure with me at all times,
as if some security blanket,
that is mine.
I hope and pray,
to see a change,
to no avail: nothing has changed.
I come across as just a normal girl,
you never would have guessed it,
you never would have seen it coming.
That’d I'd be the girl,
that one girl,
there’s always one:
Singled out and teased.
like my problem is not some sort of disease.
Well, I've had enough of all these
silly things.
Because I checked, checked, and checked to
no avail.
Nothing has changed.
It might be time to face the music,
I can no longer wear a veil,
I can no longer hide,
from who I am inside
I have anorexia
this isn't something to hide!

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HighTops said...
Jan. 15, 2013 at 9:55 pm
Hello there :) I really appreciate the topic you chose. I feel very strongly about anorexia and other eating disorders as well. I loved this piece you've written. Thank you for sharing with us :)
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