trigger.


if there was a little less of me
would you love me more? i think so.

and maybe you wouldn't see
my shortcomings if you were busy
looking at my ribs, my collarbone,
my shoulderblade.

if i were thinner you wouldn't
point out my scars, my bruises.
you wouldn't repeat your ugly words
ever again, because if i were smaller,

i would be beautiful.