Words: Gravitas

naked i stand
on digital scales
looking for judgement
hoping that laughter
lightness of heart
will counter weight
the too many years
of too many dinners
and just desserts

heavy despair
holds me down

numbers flicker
climbing higher
still soaring
by electronic glare
i read the verdict
then sag condemned
with evidence
that gravity
again must win

i tried
your honour
i really did

i know what
you think
those empty
take away
are not mine
as the jiggle
in my thighs
scream aloud
it’s a lie

i have no memory
of being satiated.

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