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Mon. Oct 14th, 2019

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The Long Goodbye

2 min read

This struck me with such emotion that I was no good for writing the rest of the day. A bit unfortunate since I was writing to a deadline. The original post https://katmyrman.com/2019/04/18/adipose-complex-napowrimo-18/comment-page-1/#comment-31252

Kat Myrman is always good so when she excels, there is a power you don’t want to stand in the way of. As my mind reflected on her words, I was led to this

Sure, it is a book trailer, but it seemed to complement what I was reading in the following:

adipose complex – NaPoWriMo #18

adipose complex

in the beginning, she tasted like
mother’s milk, warm, soothing, sweet
later she was peas, skins popping, soft
centers bursting, then grainy niblets
of pear pulp dancing on my tongue,
I learned to suckle at her breasts
to assuage my longing in times of
sadness, times of fear, when grandpa
died, when mom got sick, through
homelessness, extended stays with
neighbors and distant relatives,
divorce, remarriage, divorce, empty
nests, suicide, illness, and more death,
she started to taste salty, bitter, hot,
my palate craved her sweetness, all
the more, chocolate bits and cake, lots
of cake, the more I ate the harder she
was to find, but I excused my gluttony
as ‘eating for two or three’, or ‘this
is my only vice’, ‘just one more bite’,
my angst only forced her into hiding
under expanding, ugly layers of
adipose flesh, a sick game of hide
and seek we played, of frenzied binges
then starving to see her emerge
again, however briefly, resolutions
declared yearly, only to be dashed
by valentine’s day, I miss her dearly,
but she and I are toxic twins, fighting
fiercely in futility, where no one wins,
I fear I have devoured her completely
after all these years, with nothing left but
her eyes, still recognizable, staring at me
from this old, fat woman in the mirror.

~kat

Where did the day go?

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