The Mirror is an anorexia poem, a brief glance at the complexity of this eating disorder and thoughts on how sufferers and bystanders struggle to cope.
This poem is written in the Tanka poetic form.
The Mirror – Anorexia Poem
The mirror lies to
her shows fat and beef where
I see skin and bone,
cracking the fibbing whip, so
she won't eat or drink, just die.