Simons Says

Written January 24, 2014

i am reminded
of my insecurity
about my lack of
a t h i g h g a p
that i developed
at [17, 18] without
the use of Facebook
or Tumblr.

social media is not
the root of
all youth’s ills,
for we have
hated ourselves
long before we
consumed online media,
or it consumed us.

and 18 is not
a magical age when
eating disorders and depression
disappear,
and those older and afflicted
are not failures or fuck-ups.

would your opinion
remain unchanged
if you knew
i was [20, 21]
with a disorder
not otherwise specified
and [12, 13,…, 23] with
a perpetual black cloud
over me?

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