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Reviews of books, articles, and poetry written by or about ssbbw/bbw


Do you know of a book, article or poem that features ssbbw/bbw that you'd like us to review? Or perhaps you want to write a review yourself and see it in print! Or maybe you've written your own that you want us to showcase. Let us know at info@ssbbw-magazine.com.


Unfortunately Chapter 6 of our on-going story, entitled "One Dream - One Day" written by Tara Sun was not received in time for publication. We encourage you to re-read the first five chapters though.


The Fat Poem
by Michele Merges Martens

yes
i have to look in the mirror
every day.
i am fat.
my mother says
lose weight.
my boss shows off her tiny waist
and looooong legs.
you know, good catalogs like landsend and llbean
don't carry clothes in my size
and fat lady clothes = harsh polyester tents, weird colors and fake jeans, full
support. i'm not falling down!
and did you ever notice that the paper-doll models for the plus size clothing
are always minus sized?
my husband watches
all the thin girls on tv. he says he loves me.

but
i look in the mirror
every day.
i have circular lines
that are soft and rounded,
pleasant to follow with your eyes or with your hand.
i'd like to be a pillow for when you dream at night,
or an ocean wave forever curling towards the sand.
jagged edges of lightening
hurt.
you don't want to lie on a bed of sticks.
you don't want put raw spaghetti in your mouth.
think about how the good chocolates are always curved.
the moon
always has one curved edge.
round buttons fit into all kinds of straight buttonholes.

although i know you wouldn't believe it if i told you,
i've had passionate lovers.
(and will again...)
(c) 1995 michele merges martens


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