Dear Body

By: Melissa Herzberg

Dear Body,

I’m sorry 

For all of the hate you're given

I know you're just trying to make a living

And go on with your life as it is

But every day you're seen in a mirror

And at that moment you’re seen clearer

Even when I’m just looking down

It takes a lot not to turn around

I cause you so much pain 

Just for my personal gain

When you're constantly being compared 

To the fake ones who don't care

About whether they live or die while trying to be tough

Because they’re not eating enough 

Yet they’re an envy

In the mind of almost any

And I’d admit I wish you looked like them

But I’d rather be healthy than thin.