Episode 2 explores body image in the gay community. Living with anorexia, interviews, and being body positive is discussed.
Fat Teenager Lovesong – Jasmine Nikki Bruns
your kiss like
melting in summer
into my young,
pooling sweetened cream
in the bottom of the bowl.
Lifting a spoon,
I scoop hungry pillows
dripping this lonely sundae
onto an old T-shirt (too tight)
as Bridget Jones plays on the tube,
waiting for my turn to choose panties
big or small,
I wonder how you say
in Hungarian and
I laugh at things that aren’t funny,
flip my hair,
I saw this work on TV once.
I wish we could talk about the revolution,
when you stood below it,
and the gypsy children who begged
for your lunch.
I could have swam with you in the Danube
in 7th grade
drinking Coca Cola
through candy straws,
horse-play in my onesie
while you scope out
Standing in front of this mirror
still covered in glitter from last Halloween
the taste of candy.
the smell of perfume.
waking up early for school, again.
“Wasting Away” by Jeff Jones – http://youtu.be/WArIrUz_R30
Steven Reigns – www.stevenreigns.com