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.