Doctor, it hurts when I do this,
but I can’t stop doing it.
All habits lead to injury,
eventually. Running weakens
the knees, and reading melts
your eyeballs into hazel stew.
Ew. Even the perfect body
is disgusting, intestines and
blood and hair. Hold on to your
stomachs, it is natural to be
repulsed by the matter splashing
around in you, unceremonious
as a child kicking water from
a fountain, shrieking and giddy
in this new knowledge: look how
much I can do before I get in trouble!