Mute

It never ceases to amaze me

That people are now

Suddenly discovering

That shame, violence and

Persistent negativity towards

Fat people is in fact

Greatly contributing to the problem

Not motivating, not helping at all

They act as if

Fat people haven’t been

Pleading with all of you

To listen and hear and understand–

Still yet the only people

You will listen to

Are thin, healthy normal bodies

Bursting with a

Newfound and mysterious empathy

They can’t fully comprehend

To me I don’t understand

Why they are taking credit

For the things I’ve been

Screaming about

At the top of my lungs

How am I a

Loud, fat, brash, in-the-way brute

If my whole life

Y’all have had me on mute

?


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