Starvation and Sorrow


She’s disjointed


Gaunt, sunken face

A cubist

A Picasso

Afraid to eat

Fearing life

Broken, abused

Someone looking

But not finding

Parents speaking

Without vocal chords

A crow’s broken wing

A bleeding arrowhead

Sickly and staunch

Listening to voices

In her head

She buries herself

In the past

At the gym

With her gravestone

Already inscribed

Just 16

A martyr

Lost in the web

Of starvation

And sorrow.

For more on anorexia nervosa, read Dining with Anorexics

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