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.

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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