Joanna Costello

Rookie (03-08-1987 / West Sussex)

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22 year old writer, recently graduated in English Literature and Creative Writing.
Passions include writing,19th Century history and literature, thrills, pugs and the colour purple!
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Reflection

This is a poem of two parts. The first is from the view point of the anorexic, the second is from the view point of an outsider viewing them.
Poem published in the Bath Spa Anthology 2008, and will be in the Autumn issue of the Eating Disorder Association's magazine, Upbeat.


The mirror tells a different story from what you had told me.
Perhaps you were lying or your joke was not so funny.
My bulges hang and wobble about sagging on their frame. You see?
Upon the skin – purple marks of bulging streams rise
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