my mother has only a few days left to live
leaving half a lifetime behind
out celebrating life only a few months ago
unaware of what was to come
colourless in the hospital bed
bear in mind
I do not fathom
why I spent endless hours
my best years
and family gatherings
dictated by thoughts on my own physique
restrained and tormented
starving myself and self-loathing
one single tear
her greatest remorse
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