What do you want to be in the future?
I want to be thinner and slimmer-
Stop right there, body. Why can’t you be
anything else? Why can’t you be a
bucket of sunlight that splashes us with
happiness every morning? Why can’t
you be a spring in someone’s step?
Why can’t you slither on someone’s mouth
and play as a soft grin? Why does a
decrease of fat appeal to you?
Why don’t you take a deep breath
and enjoy the plump curves that
you have? Become comfortable
with this gift sans wrapping.
Become happy to be in your own
skin. Become wary since you must
treat it all like an exhibit in a glass case.
Become someone. Become you.
Be you, body. As hate kills love. Love
kills hope. And, hope kills all, sometimes.
Body, be everything but thinner and slimmer.
Be who you would like to be.
Be a sack of potatoes. Be the ballerina
who swings with grace and self-assurance.
Be someone else, please. Be who you want to be.