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She Eats Me

May 5, 2018
By Kleveristic BRONZE, Olympia, Washington
Kleveristic BRONZE, Olympia, Washington
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Whenever I see my reflection, whenever I see another’s fitter form
I can suddenly hear them taunting me

They laugh, they say terrible things
Things that they used to persuade me

Things I now know to push back
It’s the only way to save me

I would smile while my stomach ached within
She starved me

I thought it was funny, that word they use to use
Had now become me

The rumors, the gossip, the jokes
The description of me

It was because of them, because they told me who to be
It was because of them that that was me

I remember when I was more bone than skin
When voices grew strong and weak was me

I fell faint more than once, after skipping breakfast and lunch
Because this terrible mind of mine, she eats me

This girl inside, she’s never happy
No matter the form before me

But now that she’s gone, things are better
And better has become me

The author's comments:

This poem is about the battle against eating disorders and their overpowering strength to change lives.

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