Zaftig

zaftigMood: Hungry
Drinking: Diet Dr. Pepper

Zaftig

Fear lends you size
without strength.

You believe yourself LARGE.
Too large to fit
in a world of streamlined thighs
and scalpel highlights.

The possibilities of your proportions
are terrifying.

So you try to make yourself
chihuahua-sized,
hunching shoulders,
ducking eyes.

As if you take up too much space
that could be more successfully occupied
by someone more meaningful
someone more
small.

But even when high school waistbands
button with ease
you are not satisfied.
Mind over mirror.

You could always be thinner.

-Lo, who doesn’t believe in scales.

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