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[Nana O. | she/her]
est. 6/19/20
*A walking contradiction*
"writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers," - Isaac Asimov


Message to Readers

This was a piece I wrote over 2 months ago. I can confidently say that my mental health has reached states I would've never imagined! I published this again so anybody who suffers with body dysmorphia knows that they are not alone. You are worthy!

Dear Body...

September 29, 2020


               Dear Body, I am profoundly sorry.
           It is up until recently, that I am now wit- 
   nessing your comeliness. I was fed poisonous lies that 
  led me to believing what "perfection" defined. As a result,
I foolishly believed them. I tortured you. I betrayed you. All
because, I wanted to fit into society's norms. All so, I could fit    
   the outward description of "beauty." The mirror that I
        once used to admire myself in, became my exe- 
While, the digit on the scale be-
                   came my number one referee.
                         I was infatuated by the 
                           concept of fitting
                            in that I never 
                                how much
                           harm I was cau-
                         sing to you. As I've
                  reflected on my body-image,
              I deeply regret all the negligence I
           adapted when it came to you. Instead of
       embracing your flaws, they became the bane of
      my existence. However, I have started taking pride 
    in you. I now realize that how you look is not a defining                                                                                               factor of who I truly am. After all, "beauty is only skin deep."
  Regardless of what I've come to learn, I once again apol-
      ogize for everything I've done. I'm sorry for not
        previously leaving you be. I'm sorry for not 
                previously setting you free.



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  • Sarsora

    Thats so good and creative and I feel like it is so true for so many people. Good job!

    12 months ago
  • Busssy.Beee

    Author, you're so creative. Your word choice and format, I mean, like it's perfection. Great job!!

    12 months ago
  • Cici'sTimes

    This is so raw and beautiful. I'm glad that you were able to come to terms with your body and are able to appreciate it now:)

    12 months ago
  • Writing4Life

    Wow, I can 100% relate! (btw Heathens is SUCH a good song! My preference is a remix by Matthew Parker, but TOP is great too!)

    12 months ago
  • ~madeline~

    This legit almost made me cry... These things are sooo hard.

    12 months ago
  • CAT with a SOWRD

    I love the meaning behind this especially from someone whos been there

    12 months ago
  • Huba Huba

    I love your format, and the way you write.

    about 1 year ago
  • muirann

    Love the way you fit the format into the theme of the poem!

    about 1 year ago
  • SoyGzz_gzz

    This is amazing. Its amazingly clever how the format fits the theme. Well done!

    about 1 year ago