Empty Lines, Full of Calories – Day 8.2 of April PAD

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“Rather dead than fat”
a mantra empty of value –
too long chewed over,
too often spat out,
till entirely rubbed off its truth,
but not of its assumed calories.

©2020, forestlove
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Today’s prompt at NaPoWriMo.net was to borrow a line, word or an idea as the core of our new poem. I chose a random line from the Twitter bot tweeting lines by Sylvia Plath – “She would rather be dead than fat”. What followed as a result reflects my honest opinion. Smiles.

Author: soul mary

Writer, poet and reader