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Eja
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« on: November 27, 2005, 05:24:10 PM »

Proud to be
skeletal
Holding up
her big head
Showing off
nature's necklace
Archipelago
of bones
across her chest

skinny 'woman'
Eat some food
Or cover up
legs 11

skinny 'woman'
I can hear
The bones
in your backside
As you glide
along the catwalk
I see one straight line
From the back
of your bony neck
To the back
of your chapped heels

skinny 'woman'
Eat some food
Or keep moving
That dog
Seems to be looking
for a pole
To piss against

skinny 'woman'
Is it guilt
that makes you self-harm
through starvation
Or is it madness
That makes you comply
with the prescriptions
Of ones who desire
a boy?

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preach
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2005, 11:48:41 PM »

Is this about someone with an illness?
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Eja
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2005, 04:24:26 PM »

It is about the ones who deliberately starve themselves so they can conform to a false standard of beauty.
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