NaPoWriMo – Day 6

NaPoWriMo – Day 6

TRIGGER WARNING Please note that this post, contains information about eating disorders which may be triggering.

The day six prompt was to write a poem about food.  The poem could be about a particular food, or about my relationship with food. Or it could relate to an incident involving food, like David Ignatow’s The Bagel.

Over the years I have had a difficult relationship with food and so this theme was a difficult one for me to think about.  But as I thought about it I realised how much better my relationship with food is now, and considered it may be therapeutic to explore it more through poetry.  So I have written a poem exploring darker relationships with food.

This Diet Will Change Your Life

There are 89 calories in one small banana
Running for ten minutes burns 102

Start every day just right
Hot water and lemon
It’s detoxing and energising

Exercise is important
Jumping jacks
Crunches and press ups

Make sure to drink plenty of water
You might not really be hungry
Just thirsty

Pick your role models wisely
Make sure they’re current
It’s no good picking someone from ten years ago
Who knows what they look like now

You can be who you want to be
Everything you want to be
You can be the skinniest person you know
You can be the skinniest person in the world

No, not me
Anorexic people don’t eat at all

There are 89 calories in one small banana
And I eat one small banana
Every single day

Copyright D M Day 2016


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