Consumed: Inside The Mind of Eating Disorder Sufferer (a poem)

every time i eat

there is an onslaught of emotions
the shame
and sadness
and frustration

i sleep too much
i get up just to go back to sleep once more
i feel like crying all the time

i cannot continue to live in this body
i cannot continue to live in this body

i. cannot. continue. to live in. this body.

i can’t hear anything
aside from the thoughts in my head
my brain is no longer mine
my body is no longer mine
i am lost in a sea of self hatred

i am consumed by my illnesses

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