Felicia Nimue Ackerman: A Narrow Fellow in the Glass

(First appeared in The Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin)

A narrow fellow in the glass
Is what I yearn to see —
But much I must forgo, alas
To make a slimmer me —

No cookies, brownies, cake, or pie —
I may become unstrung.
The pleasure healthful foods supply
Is zero at the tongue.

— Felicia Nimue Ackerman