In my diet-cola dream life—
tanned, fast-carred, DVD’d , G-strung,
siliconed and lipo’d, all low-sodium,
without calories, no carbs or protein—
my percent daily values
based on a 2,000 calorie diet
(with phenylalanine and potassium benzoate
to protect flavor)
bring me to the the mirror
where I want to see taut skin and ribs,
bulging biceps, pecs like butterfly wings.
Instead, I understand total fat.