Compulsive Dieting

John Johnson

Avoid additives

Beware of bread

Count each calorie

Detox with discipline

Eat only eggs

Fastidiously cut fat

Give up the gravy

Have healthy habits

Ignore the ice cream 

Just drink juice

Keep up the cleanse

Lower your lipids

Maintain your macros

Nurture your nutrition

Obliterate obesity

Pare your portions

Quality over quantity

Restrict and resist

Stop the snacks

Think THIN

Unrestricted udon

Vary your vegetables

Watch your waistline

Extremely exasperated

Yes you lost 

Zilch. Zero pounds. 

John Johnson is a poet from Northern Virginia. His recent work has been published in Cathexis Northwest Magazine, Bluepepper, Cabinet of Heed, and The Poet.


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