Local News on Bodies Feeling Fat by Tracy Dimond

 

“And that’s when you start feeling uncomfortable”

Local News on Bodies Feeling Fat

 

Does this poem make me look fat?

Does this internet make me look fat?

Does this verb make me look fat?

 

Does this body make me look fat?

Does this face make me look fat?

Does this cat that weighs 140 lbs less than me make me look fat?

 

Does this extra cheese pizza make me look fat?

Does this excessive sitting make me look fat?

Do these genetics make me look fat?

 

Does this yearbook photo make me look like me?

 

Does this fat make me look fat?

Does this glitter spandex make me look fat?

Does this existential crisis make me look fat?

 

Does this excessive hormone ingestion make me look fat?

Does this msg make me look fat?

Does this Courier New make me look fat?

 

Does this Cracker Barrel make me look fat?

Does my desk job make me look fat?

Does Anne Taylor Loft make me look fat?

 

Does the moonlight make me look fat?

 

Does this MFA make me look fat?

Does this insecurity make me look fat?

Does this cellulite make me look fat?

 

Does this inability to deal with reality make me look fat?

Does this inability to fit into my old clothes make me look fat?

 

Does this College Ruled paper make me look fat?

Does this Fashion Bug Rewards Card make me look fat?

Does this Chipotle Sour Cream Expansion Pack make me look fat?

 

Does this gravity make me look fat?

Does this scoliosis make me look fat?

Does the 21st century make me look fat?

 

 

 

Editor’s note: This poem was curated from posts Tracy Dimond put on Twitter. You can read the original batch and follow Tracy by visiting @snarkysyntax.

Tracy Dimond co-curates Ink Press Productions. She is the author of Grind My Bones Into Glitter, Then Swim Through The Shimmer (NAP 2014) and Sorry I Wrote So Many Sad Poems Today (Ink Press 2013). She is trying to be more positive.



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