A Letter to My Body...
Monday, August 02, 2010
To you, I apologize.
I acknowledge that I have knowingly hurt you.
I have ignored you, neglected you, given you hardly a thought.
I have never given you a kind word; only harsh, abusive language thrown at you day in and day out.
I have denied you the freedom and bliss of movement, locking your limbs in tight, forcing you to sit unmoving before the television. I have kept you locked in stasis.
I have hidden you away, called you ugly, told you how much I hated you.
I have overfed you to keep you quiet and docile.
I have undernourished you, feeding you poisons and denying you true sustenance.
I have ignored your cries, your pleas for help.
I have shut out your cries of pain.
To you, my body, I apologize.