Zero - By: Rocky Teitlebaum
The kid refuses the pleading offers of meals or snacks
They've refused it for so long
Their tongue has forgot the tingling sensation that follows cravings
But their still not as empty as they promised themself they would be
So the warm salty fries in front of them will wait
They've adjusted their diet to
Two slices of bread (coated in peanut butter)
And as much water as they wish
This daily intake of food has theft them so hungry
The angry screams from their stomach has become their music
Cold and sweating they approach the washroom
Their legs threaten to let them crash
But they know if they fall they wont get back up
The scale stands in front of them 89 pounds
They are 89 pounds to heavy
Please give a detailed explanation about the meaning and main idea of this poem.:
This poem is about how eating disorders change the way of thinking, making it about control. They are not rational, and there is no goal that will ever be satisfactory, yet they consume every moment of your day.
Please explain your writing and thought process regarding this poem.:
I wanted to share an honest piece of what is could look like to struggle with an eating disorder.
Why did you choose to write this poem?:
I wanted to minimize the romanticization and jealousy of eating disorders.