Don't Tell Me (I Should Lose Weight)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Feminist Circle
Cover art: Broken Isn't Bad on Instagram

Submitted: March 08, 2019

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Don't tell me I should lose weight

When my spine parallels mountains,

And my feet draw rivers and inlets.

 

Tell me how fast I should run

To pursue my dreams until my hand

Is only a hand away.

 

Tell me how my eyes hold

All the stars of the zodiac,

How they're gentle like the lamb of Aries

But fiery like the spirit of a Leo.

Tell me that as long as I stay starry-eyed,

I'll find my way in the darkness.

 

Don't tell me I should lose weight

Because my body favors softness;

Softness is the image of my love.

 

Don't ask me to erase my curves

When God took his time coloring them in:

My thighs are a downpour of milk over honey,

My belly is a bouquet of pale lilies.

 

Don't tell me I should lose weight.

If my value is only measured by numbers,

Then I'll lose it like a dress to the ground

And sew myself a new system.

 

Christy

 

 

 


© Copyright 2020 Christy Writes. All rights reserved.

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