Friday, November 22, 2013

Fat Fire

A couple of nights ago I wrote about the journey many of us took to become fat poets.

Now I'd like to turn that thought on its ear.

What if there were no references to the way people looked in poems, or at least not to their weight or height? What if no one even thought of fatness or thinness or averageness and thus they disappeared as ways to describe people?

Once I thought that this might be possible. I don't think so.

At least not for a long long time.

And we have to get people to respect our rights and forms and pride as fat people before this happens. Hell, even most fat people don't respect their own rights. Yet.

The way out is the way through. Baptism/initiation by fire.

Fat fire. I like that.

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