Awkward in my body
Awkward in my brain
Your think you’re fat,
I am fat, we are not the same.
You pose provocatively in the mirror
Twisting this way and that
Tugging at imagined imperfections
Asking me, does this make me look fat?
You don’t see the irony
Or notice the shame on my face
I shake my head instantly
Resigned to my fat-friend place
There is nothing in the world
Worse than a body like mine
I am reminded constantly
But it’s high school, I pretend I’m fine.
-Nicole Smith, Momoetry
My 2nd time entering the Moonwashed Weekly Prompt. I enjoy seeing where the word and/or picture takes everyone.