The Howling Owl
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The Howling Owl

MICRO POETRY

Body Shaming

Self-harm

Photo by Fuu J on Unsplash

Shaped in a loose substance
Flesh hangs from branches
— Arms brittle with middle days
Passing without knowing.

Creeping… past frosting eyes
A heavyweight lurking
— Food is a deadly weapon
Eating is dressed for losing.

By Lennie Varvarides

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Lennie Varvarides

Lennie Varvarides

London-based dyslexic creative working in development. Founder of DYSPLA, founding editor @ The Museum of the Neurodivergent-Aesthetic.