CN: Binge eating

Anxiety spikes those prickly pinprick holes.

I am deflated, an old birthday party balloon,

a sad sagging castle, no bounce.

Oh to be full

of life! Preferably,

but sometimes

microwave rice uncooked don’t have time

for breathe between gulping bread like a sacrilege

cold pizza crust from the bin wheat thins I want to be thin please

not dad’s birthday chocolates quorn ham I’m vegetarian

real ham I’m nothing left over chicken slices tomorrows

lunch and dinner and the next days

too and I am too much now but still

empty

 –

By Emma Simkin


Header image by The Integer Club

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