Prologue



I am a fat woman in a thin body.
I am a thin woman in a fat body.
I am a fat girl in a thin body.
I am a thin girl in a fat body.
Fat girl, fat woman –
Fat woman, thin girl –
Thin girl, fat woman –
Fat woman, fat girl –
Fat girl, thin woman –
Thin woman, fat girl –
Fat girl, fat woman –
Fat woman, fat girl –
Fat girl, thin girl –
Thin girl, fat girl –
Fat girl, fat woman...
Around and around
I go,
Not-so-merry-go-round.
Fat is my truth,
Consuming above all.
Two tales, one body,
One body, two tales.
Two bodies?
Thin narrates a sudden lie,
Fat an epic truth,
*A Tale of Two Bodies*
Another truth:
Fat, I am shamed;
Thin, I am raw.
A bared secret:
I turn to fat,
In a flash;
I dwell in fat.
I have journeyed to thin –
A distant land,
A short sojourn.
I am a fat woman walking.
I am a thin girl running.


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