Overfed



I step on the scale
And feel like I failed
The number is healthy,
But I still hate my belly

My face falls
And I recall
The day my "friend"
Called me "overfed"

I turn to the mirror,
Stepping nearer,
And study my gut
From the side, from the front

I weigh one-twenty-seven,
I know that I'm thin
But in my head,
I'm still overfed.

About this poem

To all the other girls out there who hate their bodies: I feel you. :)

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Written on September 10, 2022

Submitted by elisheva.b28 on September 10, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXAA XXXB CCXX XXBB
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 329
Words 73
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

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