“Episodes of Distress” by Kevin Davis.

I’m fat,

I’m big,

I’m huge,

I’m dark,

I’m lean,

I’m skinny,

I’m subtle too,

terms of comparison

seems irrational

Earth is diverse

ranges in color,



and race.

We distinguish ourselves

as an outcome of

minute peculiar change.

But end up

Emphasizing condescension

on all antonyms.

Did you ever ponder

the implication of

Body shaming?

Offensive isn’t it?

If being us is similar


reason for existence is


for a cause!

I have fantasy

I do want to live


Cover me with colors


look beautiful

But pretend not to

Plead you

Love, laugh and live.

To check out more of Kevin Davis’s work, go here.

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4 replies

  1. Powerful stuff.. re-posted it here: https://grumpysgiftspoetry.org/2020/08/02/episodes-of-distress-kevin-davis-culled-from-lucys-works/

    credit fully given to Kevin, and to you for having selected it of course. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing words.

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  2. This is some deep and powerful stuff. Loved your writing!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. I love diversity and it all comes down to the heart❤️great writing! 🙌🏼

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