NOT FAT

by Abhinav Kukreja

Every time you refuse to acknowledge

That someone is pudgy

In the hope that they

Feel better about themselves

And

And call them gorgeous instead

You are

Actually putting yourself on a pedestal

And with

Considerate condescension

Telling them

That they being who they are

Is not good enough

That their existence,

In their shape and their form

Is hideous enough

For you not only to refuse to

Acknowledge it

But also make you

feel the need to

cover it up

with

Meaningless superfluous adjectives

The worst thing

You can call a fat person

Is

Not fat

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