Body Image

“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

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