Every day I feel like I’m bent over backwards
Tightrope between okay and so not okay
Can I have those calories? Or will I be fat?
Will I swing from starving to indiscriminate gluttony?
Where is the path going to take me?
Bend over backwards
Stretch screaming muscles
Brush sweat off on your shoulder
Get up again
Up those bleachers
Down that trail
The sun is beating down, hot and strong
Run. keep running.
Escape into the outdoors
Open your heart and mind to the sky
Nothing that happens in that house matters outside, you can breathe out here, you’re free
You’re fast enough to outrun it all my cheetahgirl, top athlete, you have a place you can feel safe
Escape into the sunlight, the heat
Become one with the sun, firechild
This desertborn girl is tougher than knives
She can take the heat.