A Road Not to Follow

if my nutritionist knew
that I was on 1600 and
a vigorous workout regimen,
she’d demand they draw my blood
and tell me i’m probably
risking a heart attack.

some people are
anonymous haters
or concern trolls,
but i’ve been on that road,
and i fear for anyone on it.

I feel for anyone on it.

it scares me that
so many don’t know
of the dangers of obsession
that we glamorize and televise.

it scares me that
nobody cares if
the number isn’t low enough,
and they can’t see the damage.

it scares me that
i wouldn’t know
what there is to lose
if i never lost it myself.

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