Crys Sherman is the author of Discovering Sunshine – a poetry book with writings about mental illness, drug abuse, and dealings in love.
She is currently working on her second book while enjoying a career in electrical engineering design and going to school.
Crys lives in Maryland, USA with her partner, two cats, and a parakeet. She has been writing for over 12 years and hopes to continue sharing her work with people who have dealt with similar experiences.
- Body Image
There is shame in this body
Which is held in these hands
Fingers travel across mounds of flesh
And wish to feel bone instead
Long limbs filled with fatness
Short torso overflowing
Hatred for the thick, full body formed
Around thin, fragile bones
Fear of being unloved as a whole
Of being pushed aside as ugly
Beauty within but unseen by self
The mirror’s reflection a burden
is an empty canvas
waiting to be filled with color
I have a need to re-draw the schematics of my brain
And remove the mental instability
So I can feel like I am whole for once
To go where it’s supposed to
And feel normal in this ever-aching body