Letter to My Child in the Anorexia Hospital

This is an anti-poem in the spirit of another one I’ve published at KOM, Homage to Storni. Some readers may think it isn’t poetic at all; but others may note it shares poetry’s typical concision of language and a poignancy of emotion (perhaps one that emerges gradually, as the reader reflects). “What is a poem, anyway?” Is what it makes me wonder? Is this rather a flash fiction, instead, and do those categories even matter?

 

Please eat.

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Kimberly Gladman Jackson is the author of Materfamilias (Tandeta Books, 2018) and Tesseract (Finishing Line Press, 2016).
You can connect with her on her website.

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