scale of worth

in the choice of not chose

I wondered my worth

as if pick of me

placed finger on the scale

making weight of me


it was easy to get lost

scrambling to fill

the absent empty pounds

until I remembered

my days of skin and bones

and bones and skin

where I learned muscle over fat

weighed more in the numbers

flashing in digital fashion

on the bathroom scale

and the illusion vanished

that the scale weighed

my worth

which filled up my

bones and skin

and skin and bone-y

finger need not press

down for extra worth

I already know my weight

it’s why I stopped

weighing myself then

no reason to start now



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