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Poetry

How can I save you when I can’t save myself?

CW: Eating Disorders
By Emma Brant

I see you

calculating

restricting

controlling your body

three times a day.

I see me

crying

confused

wishing that

I was normal.

I see how you

hide

pretend

fake your wellbeing

for others.

I see how I

glorified

romanticized

embodied the disease

that devoured my body.

I see you and

hope

plead

beg for you not to be

like me.

By Wetlands Magazine

Wetlands Magazine is the University of Puget Sound campus publication dedicated to the critical interrogation of gender, sexuality, ability, age, class, race, embodiment, intersectional identities and social justice as well as the celebration of related art, poetry, literature and performance.

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