PALINDRONE Poem by Anita

Read this down and then up ….

“Recovery from eating disorders is possible”
Is a lie and, in fact,
“Real happiness comes from being thin”
So I want to tell everyone
That they are not the most important thing in my life.
My attitude and behavior will demonstrate
I have my priorities straight because
Weight and size
Are really more important than
Love and relationships
Once upon a time
I expressed my feelings freely
But this will not be true any longer.
How I think and feel doesn’t count.
Ed tells me
My weight is more important than my feelings.
I do not believe that
I will be free from struggles with food and dieting.
In the future
Willpower will be my hero.
No longer can it be said that
I am concerned about emotional honestly and creativity.
It will be obvious that
My soul’s expression has no value.
It is foolish to presume that
There is hope.

Unless I choose to reverse the story…

(Now read from the bottom to the top.)



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