Ant Smith

Poetry With Audio

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?

Poetry With Audio