Filling the Hole in My Heart


There’s a door in the hole in my heart.
When I open it
the light goes on.

I see Tupperware
and cheddar cheese
cherry yogurt
and dip
leftover meatloaf
(ohh… on rye bread with mayonnaise and red onions)
And something green and fuzzy.

I close it.   It’s time to restock.

I’ll get some pride
and some courage.
Love, yeah, I like love.
I’ll find some me-power
and say no when I want.

What else?

Some support
and understanding
and maybe a warm fuzzy.

I’ll fill up the hole in my heart.

This is a poem I wrote in October 1991.  I had attended a self-image class to help me lose weight and it did for a little while. This is a “Hallmark” of a poem but the metaphors are valid. I would love to see the psychological readings in the foods, though. Thanks for listening.  ;D Diane

~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on January 30, 2012.

One Response to “Filling the Hole in My Heart”

  1. I love your poem. It is great.

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