Poetry Friday: Not Anymore

I paired this poem with a YouTube video because I feel like they juxtapose wishing to not exist with wanting to be everything at once. Lenka’s song is just creepy enough.

Not Anymore

I am taking off my clothes
and stepping on the scale
and thinking how I’ve lost weight
because I don’t eat anymore.

I am turning on the water
and shampooing my hair
and crying and gasping
because I don’t feel anymore.

I am listening carefully
and doubting anyone will check
and realizing it’s fine
because I don’t care anymore.

I am stopping the water
and drying my hair and sobbing
and hitting my head with my palms
because I don’t want


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