Today, it begins.
Soon, I will no longer be fat
I will smile, and confident
ly flash those white
teeth and red
lips framed by freckle
d fleshy cheeks as I solid
ly walk past you in the hallway.
(I shall dare to eat that peach
Soon, I will no longer be fat. No more will the love of my life
fear for my own longevity
as he traces his finger
s up and down my spine
, pausing at each and every bump and crevice
. I will gain that wonderful, wretched mark of womanhood
back - and no more will I fear breaking in two at the age of fifty
No longer will I cringe
at my thighs
in the mirror - my butt, finally a butt
- will fill my pants. My butt, finally a butt - will cushion and protect my bones from those horrible benches.
I will gain those twenty pounds
, and finally - I will no longer be fat.