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May 3
Take a bite
Swallow
Take a bite
Swallow
Take a bite
Swallow
Take a bite
Swallow
Take a bite
Swallow

Take a bite
Swallow

Another bite

Swallow

Swallow while the bird on the plate peers up at you with sparkling eyes

Why can’t you eat like a bird?
Peck into a seed
One by one
Peck
Swallow
Peck
Swallow
Peck
Swallow
Fly away

Tiny stomach
Hollow bones
Floating on the wind
Spilling feathers
Nature’s confetti

Distract yourself
Rub your dog’s tummy while she peers up at you with sparkling eyes

Why can’t you ***** like a dog?
Gorge from a food bowl
*****
Gorge
*****
Gorge
*****
Bark at a car

Narrow waist
Powerful legs
Streaking through the field
Spilling fuzz strands
Nature’s confetti

Distract yourself
Gaze into the mirror while you stare out at yourself with sparkling eyes
Why can’t you be the girl in your dreams?
Weep
Breathe
Gag
Breathe
Pills
Breathe
Sink to the floor

Bulging belly
Thunder thighs
Writhing on the bathmat
Spilling saliva and tears
Failure’s confetti
April 9, 2019
Quixotic
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Quixotic  F/Appalachia
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