Ant Smith
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With Audio Poetry

Cool For Fats


It’s Mental Health Awareness Week
And I am unimpressed
For body negativity
Cannot be addressed
By telling me to get active
When I can’t get out of bed
“Health body, healthy mind”
Is spinning round my head
And your T-shirt slogan is
Better left unsaid
Why can’t you accept me
As I am instead?

“Health body, healthy mind”
I think that you will find
Is just another bloody trap
For people of my kind

I’d rather take a power nap
Than a power walk
I don’t want to listen to
The chatter of your talk
I’m positive my body is
Hopelessly engorged
So fuck your victim shaming with
Your lazy metaphors

“Health body, healthy mind”
I think that you will find
Is just another bloody trap
For people of my kind
My belly may be swollen but
For better or for worse
“Health body, healthy mind”
Is less a mantra more a curse?


With Audio Poetry