fati am not handsome, but i am endearingMore Like This
and wearing clothes to cover my indecent
flesh and unhealthy habits i will charm you
with witty jokes, sarcasm, and a surprising intellect;
because, who would think I’d be social
and approachable, smart, and charming
despite being fat, and unattractive?
considering the question
i dared to undress and see my body
for the first time in weeks
-sagging belly, and a full stomach ,
fat breasts, stretch marks,
and my manhood asleep
as if it were impotent
people compliment my shirts,
or my beard’s red tint
but never my smile,
and rarely my eyes.
sometimes i am cute,
and i’m compared to big teddy bears
‘cause I’m ‘comfortable’ and ‘big’
but i didn’t quite hear the same compliments
when i was 60 pounds lighter.
i am not a man, i am an overweight child
with a bad knee and penchant
to dissimulate my pain
and self-defecating humor.
my beard is a mess, but it hides
The Bear and The Thief: Chapter 3 Chapter 3: Remember the NameMore Like This
“Well,” I said, grinning just a little in an attempt to fain being carefree in the face of a woman the likes of which I’d never seen, “If I didn’t know better, I’d say you were coming on to me.”
“Don’t even start,” the woman quite literally growled at me, “Just hand over the amulet. I’ll lift my knee out of your ribs, and we both go home. However,” she pressed her knee into my chest a little more, “I’m not at all above taking it off your corpse.”
“Alright,” I said, hastily piecing together a plan, it wasn’t much, but it would have to do, “First, a question if I may, do my elf eyes deceive me, or did you turn into a bear just then? I thought the companions became werewolves.”
“I’m a little less typical,” it seemed like she almost