1. My Secret
The world spins around like a pirouette,
as the liquor drowns me,
and the music starts to pound
into my mind and skin.
Cigarettes are all I can taste as I sway
and alien lips connect with mine.
Bodies jump to the sickening beat,
I try to move away from the people
crashing into me, but this guys in my face
and he grabs my waist.
He looks at me like prey,
and taking my hand, he leads me away.
Darkness, the world still spins,
I realise I'm naked, the guys on top
of me. I try to scream but something’s in
my mouth, stopping me. My hands are tied
and I can’t get away.
He brings in a friend and they take turns.
Tears flow freely as their laughter consumes me.
Finally I'm able to sneak out and walk home
at 7am, tired, scared and alone.
Keep it in, keep it secret, forevermore.
2. Onion Rings
Turn the package over and read the table.
Typical Values Per 100g
Of which saturates 2.6g
Of which sugars 7.3g
Don’t have that. Put it back,
no matter how much you want those onion rings.
Watch the woman from YouTube
with her spinach, kale and pear smoothie.
Her stomach, as flat as women in Vogue.
Grab your fat belly
and promise to start
Download My FitnessPal,
do your squats and feel the sweat.
You can do it.
You want that toned belly
and un-flabby thighs
and to eat what you want.
Your legs that look disproportioned
with your stomach which makes you
look pregnant. Twenty times people
have asked when your due.
You can do it.
You can lose that fat. Start eating spinach,
Give up meat, cheese. Swap it for tofu.
But all you want are those onion rings.