If eight year-old me,
Fat, alone, sad, and scared,
Had been thin and restricting,
Would somebody have cared?
If eighteen year-old me,
Away from home that first time,
Had lost weight and not gained it,
Would they have noticed the signs?
If twenty-eight year-old me,
Had lost even more weight,
Would they have worried about me?
If thirty-five year-old me,
Had been thin, seeing my GP
Would he have advised weight loss,
Or diagnosed an ED?
If forty-eight year-old me,
Hadn’t been weight-shamed by that doctor,
Would I have relapsed so badly?
If fifty year old me,
Finally in recovery,
Had been thin, would I have already had decades,
not months, Eating Disorder free?