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   smooth skin

stretched over bones

no room

for anything

at all



just nothing

just air

but, oh,

air might

have calories



stomach muscles

smack her backbone

ribs are like curtains

hanging over a

canyon of a belly button



she smiles at her reflection

at the smooth skin

at the missing fat

she is sososososo proud

too proud



lunch lunch lunch lunch

the voice echoes

in her head

noises yel l l l l l

asking ... begging ... pleading ... for food



a HAND smacks

the thought away

far, far, far away



a pea, maybe

a sip of juice, maybe

up to the WC

no more peas

no more juice

just nothing

just air



sososososos o hungry

nonononono food

willpower is a higher source

to be worshipped



iwon'teat ... iwon'teat ... iwon'teat ... just one more day ...

just one more day ... iwon'teatiwon'teatiwon'teat ...




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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