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1. I am sixteen, suddenly.
I have grown up without anyone
telling me. My car keys rest heavily in
my palm. Each new college I hear about
rests heavily on my shoulders. I am
not sure how much longer I can take this,
all this extra weight of responsibilities, of choices,
of the future I’m not sure I want to have.
My skin feels stretched across my body
in places that don’t really make sense.
I still feel too big in every bad way—I’m
afraid I always will.

2. My first boyfriend tells me he
thinks I must have bits of the
universe inside of me. I try not
to get offended: I know he means to say
that kissing me is like kissing stars,
and that I hold the secrets of creation
inside my soul, but all I can think about
is how huge the universe is.

3. He breaks up with me at night.
For hours, I lean against my truck in
the driveway and look at the sky.
Stars are cold and distant,
I realize. The universe is big
and lonely.

4. Someone in my philosophy class tries to tell me
that I am tiny, that there’s seven billion
other people on the planet, that objectively,
no one would miss me if I were to disappear:
the hole I left would eventually be filled
by another faceless body.
I laugh, I think. This is the first time
in my life that someone has called me small.

5. I don’t want to be the universe,
or the stars, or the world. I
want to be myself, I want my skin
to fit right over my body, stretching
over lungs and muscles and veins.
and I want that to be enough.
i have just recently realized that i am a chubby girl who writes a lot of poems about a lot of different things but not one single poem about weight--so here you guys go. I whipped this up fairly quickly and so it might be horrible, for all i know it is, but i still wanted to post it. i would love to hear you guys' thoughts, comments, stories, what have you.
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Pereyga Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"I laugh, I think. This is the first time
in my life that someone has called me small."
Somehow those lines really got to me.
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dragonfuture Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous. :heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   General Artist
i adore the whole thing, grae darling! :love:
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AeronDust Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
This is exactly what it feels like. Beautiful poem
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Phantomtigers Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
this is the opposite of horrible :huggle:
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WindFragments Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh I remember writing lots of things similar to this. 

Beautiful job as always :heart:
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Andr0o Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love it. Fantastic!
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zoefletcher Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my god. This hit me so hard that if I were standing in front of some stairs I probably would have fallen down them.I think I've fainted.  I love love love this so much, I just want to write on my wall or something. The whole poem had me filled with some sort of tense yet calm silence, like I really was leaning against my truck at night, looking up at the stars. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful piece that you should be proud of.
Your words are so much more beautiful than any supermodel's body Heart Heart Heart 
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PaperAnomaly Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're still beautiful
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