Country of Origin: United States of America
A number is just a number,
Which is a popular belief.
Simple as that –
Yet when you saw a different number
on the scale – it changes everything.
How did this happen?
Am I eating too much?
You enjoyed the spices, sweet
and savory taste that lingered
on your tongue.
The taste buds have a life of their own
You used to be at peace and my mind only
focused on how good food tastes.
Yet, why does this number
disgust you? A few pounds
heavier with a stomach with
large legs and thighs.
Whenever you go out,
You can’t help but stare
at your body in the reflection in
You brush it off with admiration and
“self love” speeches.
That should help! Weight is just a number-
The word leap frogs into your mind.
You glance at your new form
and hear the sharp whispers inside
It is unfortunate how our relationship
with food and oneself change.
Thank you to Hazel Koritzer for their inspired edit on this piece and everyone else on the Mental Health team.
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