"Anorexia Nervosa" and "Youth, Yoga, and Reincarnation/ for Diane"

Anorexia Nervosa

she has been
to me
and in serving
i make an art,
of that which words
have been forbidden
i express
on my tight
a tale
everyone wants
to interpret
i cling to it
like a charm
she has been
to me
with secret dark
eyes closed
a sea
of objects
so safe
she does not
move me
but rather
causes me
to linger
a tip toe
from eternity
she has been
to me
this ornamental flesh
a power
always yearned for
and i would
cut myself open
for her but this
she does not
ask for



Youth, Yoga, And Reincarnation/ for Diane

I am the darker mother
Walking away
The time is noon
The world in flames
We talk
You listen
But tears cannot bring us together
Our flesh not bound
By such things
I am the darker mother
Walking away
We shall not meet again.



pd Lyons

The work of pd Lyons has appeared in print and online publications throughout the world. Poetry collections have been published by Lapwing Press, Belfast, erbacce-Press, Liverpool & Westmeath Arts Council Ireland. pd was selected to participate in Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London publication titled ‘In Protest: 150 Poems for Human Rights’.

He won the 2019 erbacce-press International Poetry Prize.

pd was and raised in the USA, and currently resides in Ireland.

pd recommends Battered Women's Support Services.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 22:07