Chelsea Balzer

as a woman there is no way to earn your body back

protein bar 170 calories
four clementines 150 calories
workout – 300 calories
sushi 350 calories
protein bar 180 calories
wine 240 calories
beef 300 calories
snow peas 75 calories
almonds 55 calories

 

almost free

buying a giant box of strawberries in June for 99 cents & eating them all while walking through the grocery store leisurely, decadently, like there’s no other place:

sometimes
the
earth
is so
generous
that
even
people
can’t fuck
it
up.

 

BIO

Chelsea Balzer is a writer, musician, and therapist from the Midwest. A current fellow with the American Psychological Association, she holds a master’s in counseling from Boston College. Her writing has been featured or is forthcoming in Okay Donkey, The Metropolitan, Voices Songs Poems, and others. She is currently at work on a collection of poetry about consent in the non-human world titled Fruit Diaries. Follow her on twitter at @chelsea_balzer or at www.chelseabalzer.com.

 

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