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My mother is talking
But I do not hear
“You in there?” she yodels,
Loudly into my ear.
She's laughing at something
She read on the bus
A support group for overeaters,
How hilarious!
Can you imagine? She says
I say no but think yes
I never drown myself in calories
When I am depressed.
“Sometimes I eat a lot.
Does that make me bad?”
I listen to her chuckle and think
You just don't understand.
These kids who overeat,
They're cutting themselves,
They put the knife to their wrists
When they take food off the shelves.
The stomach in their lap
That's the void they can't fill
The doughnut in their mouth
Is a swallowed drug pill.
My mom laughs it off
And in silence I let her,
As the proof of my bingeing
Swells under my sweater.

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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flyyyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Dec. 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm
Wow. I'm lost for words! This is amazing! Loved it.
I've read it about 7 times.. I can't stop. This is so perfect!
 
kyli3kat This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 28, 2013 at 7:17 pm
This is beautiful
 
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