Riley Renner December 13th, 2010My General
IShe punches the air until her light brown fists almost hit theface of the mirror. This is a typical happening, nothing unusual forLyla Bassi. She examines her stomach first, scrunches her mouth, andthen socks the swampy dorm room air once more.I am usually lounging on a nearby futon when this ritual occurs,accompanied by a few other riders of what we cleverly call the “ATrain.” By definition, the A Train is simply this:
a vehicle thattakes you down tracks that lead to a place of visible chest bones and concavity.
If you decide to board the train called anorexia, you willsubscribe to the “turkey bread” diet. This diet includes:
1 piece of whole wheat bread1 slice of turkey1 small cup of coffee (no creamer)1 banana, for dessert
If you get hungry during the in-between spaces, the A Trainencourages chain smoking. Cigarettes will make you forget the appealof real food and conveniently contain zero fat calories. ZERO.Remember, lung cancer will not give you handles, Bagel Bites will.Disregard the ill effects and additives for now, you’re riding on the