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Flipping the Perspective on My Eating Disorder

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I have failed

It’s false that

Beauty comes from my soul

The truth is

I am judged by my body

I refuse to believe

I will recover


I am enough

I believe

Starve and shrink

And don’t

Be seen

My head says

I can stuff my feelings


Let me purge my pain

You’ll never hear me say

I am important

My life has no meaning


My worth depends on a number

No longer can I say

I will beat this

(read the poem backwards)

Originally published: October 28, 2016
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