Svelte


You don't even

Look human

Anymore.

And I am worrying

More and more

Every day,

As you

Waste away.

"Svelte."

I remember you using the words

Over and over again.

Maybe you were that way,

But you've gone past that.

You are sickly

Before you lost the weight,

You were a time bomb,

But a more confident time bomb,

A more secure time bomb.

There weren't migraine headaches

In the middle of class,

Or depressing journal entries

I could read online.

I'm afraid for you,

And afraid for me,

Hoping there is something more

I can do.

Because you are slowly disappearing,

And I don't want to lose you.