For your poems.
when you see this, you see guilt.
you see a number. a number on a box, a number on a wrapper, a number on a measuring tape, a number on the scale.
you see failure. you see weeks of starving going down the drain.
you see weakness.
you do not see this for what it is.
you do not see it as a necessity.
you don’t see this apple, this sandwich, this meal, as what it is.
this apple, this sandwich, this meal-