lists, poetry

A list of things wrong with my body

1. Tits are less perky than before*, ****

2. Hips have stretch marks*

3. Sides of my ass have scars **

4. I always want to be ten pounds less than I am***, ****

5. My nose could be daintier I suppose****

6. My hair is generally disobedient****



* side effect of having three children

** due to (previous) dull needle usage / an argument for a needle exchange program in San Diego county

***  I have control / vanity issues maybe

**** I go back and forth on whether these value judgements I hold are subjective or objective but I chalk them up to a myriad of factors including but not limited to: genetic endowment intersecting sloppily with social constructs of beauty, psychological insecurity, people pleasing tendencies, hopeless romanticism, navel grazing, a history of male relationships wherein how much I felt loved grew in direct proportion to how much the number on the scale dropped (husband, father, and so on), and other equally as mundane and unoriginal things.


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