validation seeking will do that to you.

by Britt   Aug 1, 2017

When you find a girl that's starving,
you begin to notice all the warnings:

she walks around with a 'proceed with caution'
sign posted on her heart,
and a welcome sign between her legs -

she'll beg for your heart and then devour
every last inch of it, yet you'll smile because her craftiness
made it into confetti. You never could see her flaws.

She'll pick at her fingertips, her lips and your time,
chewing on excuses and burying her morals
beneath the crevice of your hip bone,
all with a perfectly timed smile
so you can't help but wonder
'why is she so beautiful' -

you'll fall into her trap of deja-vu and of course
nothing changes in the day to day
until you recognize how different everything is.

She lives in the what-used-to-be and what-will-be
but never in the now; now is dangerous
and present

She'll make you die to her and die to yourself
and wrap up your own validation with a bow -
tiny and neat, just as she pretends
her whole world to be.

You'll see the crumbling
and yet obsess over her love.

You'll see the warning signs
and tiptoe along,
knowing it's different this time...

but it never is.

Starving girls know how to eat.


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  • 1 month ago

    by Em

    JUDGES COMMENT: Firstly, I love the title. Britt always has this way with her pieces that may be complex and full of fantastic metaphors of which are completely understandable and resonate well with me and I always have to read them time and again to appreciate their true beauty

  • 4 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    Its like coming one full circle and you know what to do yet
    from it all still learning and wanting to make things right but
    at times it just gets the best of you : "starving girls know how to eat"

    Congrats on the Win!!

  • 4 months ago

    by Maple Tree

    I missed reading this. ..pantso. ...
    Damn it lady, I'm proud of you

  • 4 months ago

    by Michael

    fantastic Britt and congratulations, well deserved front page. Loved this piece

    Much love

    Michael :)

  • 4 months ago

    by DarkLight

    Nicely put.

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