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I was 17 and
she pointed out that
I wasn't eating much
with an approving smile
and that made my
heart jump into my throat,

so I pulled it out
through my mouth
and presented my organs to her
with my full plate,
which she shakily accepted,
complimenting me
that I was almost
slender.

     I was 17 and
     I was finally acceptable enough
     for her to bear
     touching my body
     long enough
     for a hug.
           and as I held her bent and
           broken figure
           with collapsed conscience
           and vertebra,
                 I couldn’t say thank-you
                 since my throat was still raw
                 from stomach acid.
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skinny love by Phantomtigers is an excellent standalone of a solid, larger piece (linked in the description). The suggester says: "It's difficult to write about body image issues without angst and cliche, but I felt like this nailed it - I especially love the shock of the moment that begins stanza two and the resignation of the ending." ( Suggested by SilverInkblot and Featured by ShadowedAcolyte )
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EphemeralMonochrome Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I don't even know how many times I read this... Such bold, but perfect wording and imagery.
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Phantomtigers Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
aww, I'm honored! glad you enjoyed :heart:
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EphemeralMonochrome Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Of course!
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akrasiel Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014   Digital Artist
I don't know what to say about this. It's gorgeous but it hurts. I'll go with 'well done and the DD is well deserved.'
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Phantomtigers Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
that's okay, at least I know it has impact :D
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akrasiel Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014   Digital Artist
That it does :nod:
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AutumnsTea Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
Powerful, even without the rest of the poem, which I am going to go read as soon as I'm done writing this comment. This is a well deserved DD, congratulations!
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Phantomtigers Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much :huggle: I hope you enjoy the full poem as well ~! Meow :3 
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AutumnsTea Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
Both are really powerful poems and very well written, you deserve the praise! :) :heart:
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Phantomtigers Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:blush: thanks !
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