So Much for Normal

May 8, 2012
By H.Kahl GOLD, Orangevale, California
H.Kahl GOLD, Orangevale, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Hey, Miss Perfection, slow down. Quit doin' so much, and just be. You'll live longer."-T.N.N (1993-2011).


So much for normal.
Between without and forced out,
I am a monster.
Trapped behind warped perfection,
I'm slowly wasting away.

I must be perfect.
I will sacrifice my soul.
You cannot stop me;
in fact, I cannot stop myself.
Momma, why aren't I pretty?

I have been consumed.
Hopeless reaching for control
is now addiction.
I wish someone would help me
before there is nothing left.


The author's comments:
This piece is about anorexia and bulimia. It's actually 3 separate poems, but they seem to fit together. They're all tankas, Japanese poems similar to haiku. I don't normally like working with so much structure, but I thought these 3 turned out well.

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