A poem #2 – Skinny

Skinny.

Skinny life, skinny jeans, uncomfortable knees,
Skinny tie, four in hand: aim to please.
Try hard try-hard, and just keep trying.

Skinny girl, fat mind, throwing up all the time,
Skinny eyes, head in bowl, ignore the signs.
Try hard, try harder; just keep trying.

Skinny model, airbrushed clean, cover of a magazine,
Skinny latte, sugar free – Five pounds please,
Try-hard trying hard, becomes trying.
All this while I sit here content, just being.

JP Collins
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