Today I Saw A Hungry Girl by Aisling Watters

Today I saw a hungry girl, sitting on a wall eating a banana

She wore heavy make-up which was the wrong shade
She ate her banana, praying the hunger would fade
Hoping that later she would not have to raid
The cupboard, after another night out, still not getting laid

She looked around, hoping for an appraising glance
There was no chance
Of returned looks of attraction, even strangers knew she was in a trance
Of self-loathing, that she did not like herself a bit, not even a fraction.

Today I saw a hungry girl, sitting on a wall eating a banana

 Aisling Watters is a writer from Wexford currently studying in NUI Galway.
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One response to “Today I Saw A Hungry Girl by Aisling Watters

  1. Nyx

    I like how the girl is sitting on the wall and not against it. Great image 🙂

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