Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stephanie M. Wytovich - One Poem


Reflections bounce off the glass
Mirrored images of a lonely soul
Begging for perfection
But always coming up short

Bones bulging outwards –
Her rib cage harvesting organs
That are overworked
From purging up last night’s meal

Her skin is tainted;
A sickly yellow
That glows in the darkened
Bathroom stall
Dehydrated and Tired

She continues to hug the toilet
Embracing her disease
In a bittersweet fashion;
The continuous rhythm of everyday life
Drowning calories down a porcelain tank –
Striving for a 110 pound figure
So somebody, somewhere
Will look at her, and feel something

Stephanie M. Wytovich is a senior at Seton Hill University where she is a double major in English Literature and Art History. Amongst having numerous publications, the most recent being her poem “11:45,” she enjoys painting and playing the piano. She plans on attending graduate school to pursue her doctorate in art history and creative writing with aspirations of teaching at a graduate level.

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