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2.09.2014

Meat

I cannot love on a size zero body,
I cannot live on a size zero brain;
hearing about your hair and your friends,
and how they daily let you down.
I need the meat of brain, meat of body,
the meat of words and ideas,
the meat Goya and Boucher,
of Kant and Descartes.
The hollowness of your shadowed eyes
and practiced posturing
causes my belly to gripe and ache.
Where do I sink my teeth?
Where do I sink my body, my mind?
Where do I find you behind the shallow pretense?

Mag 206

Copyright © 2014 SK Waller

22 comments :

  1. Ouch. :D It's true. I have never been with someone that slender.

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  2. Sink your teeth into the weight of my anticipation..

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  3. Anorexic intellect is a turn-off for sure. Exquisitely written!

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  4. What a fantastic take on this provocative Magpie

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  5. I love it when you get all pissed off. Some of your most inspired writing comes from that.

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  6. substance wins over appearance;
    mais oui.

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  7. Yes, a little meat on the bones would not go astray, but sinking in the teeth? Cannibalism is illegal... I think. Good stuff.

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  8. A very genuine voice laced in originality.

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  9. You are making me mighty glad I am not skin and bones, I have a brain and I care about others. Great poetry, great!

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  10. This takes a bite out of the Hollywood idea of beauty with teeth of truth...love it!!

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  11. Seems a clear cut case of consciously staying on the cutting edge of evolutionary thought, thinking in Triads rather than Binary , as just about every image and meme directed our way is presently encouraging us to do ...all the hallmarks of a dying civilisation .....

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  12. Oh yes, she is rather emaciated. Your poem is great.

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  13. I really appreciate all of your comments. Thanks so much for taking the time. It means a lot!

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  14. reminds me of thos "Twiggy" models! well done!

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  15. Interesting take and a real issue in
    society today the desire to be ultra thin.

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  16. I agree totally with your sentiments, especially if I was a man!

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  17. this is such a refreshing read!

    the meat and brain...i need that too! sadly, it seems to be partially missing from society :/


    stacy lynn mar
    http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

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  18. Seems she has fallen dor the allure of the sallow, callow , crystaline reptile brain ....

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  19. You have captured well the drama of many of the female youth of today. I often wonder when that "pouty" look became the norm for so many young girls, I don't see the appeal myself. "Where do I find you behind the shallow pretense?" Indeed!

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