Read the news article about the Lifetime TV
actress who dared to bare her pregnant belly
& feel progressive, then hypocritical, then hungry.
Watch reruns of Roseanne & devise a tweet
about how she & Madonna are the only culture
warriors from the ’90s who matter. Forget to tweet.
Stand in the produce aisle at the supermarket
& stare at the kale until you feel thinner by osmosis.
Buy cookies instead. Eat them two at a time.
Try on clothes during your lunch break
even though you already have too many clothes,
because you are so relieved to have a body
you can clothe & you must make the most of it.
Make salad your primary, most incessant thought.
When is the next time I can eat salad? Can I get
a salad on the side? Let salad destroy your life.
Allow the world to gaze upon your janky toenail
because it is hot outside & that shit needs
to breathe. Go on, creeps. Look at it.
Think constantly about the time you were thin.
Think constantly about the time you were obese.
Think about control, the only feeling you can fathom.