Who’s Eating Becky’s Grapes
Sometimes I feel like
I’m the only person who has ever seen
What’s eating Gilbert Grape
And thought about it
From the fat person’s perspective.
Our society hates fat people so much
They’d rather burn them inside the house
Blame it on their embarrassment
And hope that everyone learns their lesson
Not to eat themselves to death–
Meanwhile the whole movie is about
The multitude of reasons
These things come to pass.
People often call this movie
“Fatphobic”, I disagree–
I don’t think it’s fatphobic at all, to acknowledge
The way that society treats people like me
I think it’s rather disgusting
The way people parade their mental and physical wellbeing
As some sort of proof that they are
More worth saving. That being said–
As a gardener, when I see rot
Or decay, I trim it away
I guess my real question here is
Who’s rotten, and what needs pruning–
The fruits, leaves or the roots?
Things don’t get so overgrown
Overnight, without a little neglect.
Ahhh, right– but it was the 90’s
So it’s all about cute lil’ Johnny Depp
And his sad, tragic young hot life
Gone to waste because of some
Overgrown mound he magically came from
Forgive me for thinking
The prequel would’ve made better perspective
I’m not as mesmerized by a
Young boy’s potential, as much as I am interested
In what killed his mother’s dreams–certainly not as much
As ya’ll seem to be.