Anorexia Poem – The Mirror

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.

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Written by Anita Alig

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