hyperfixation: a love story

content warning: food, mental illness


i’m starving

i’m consuming

i’m starving

i’m consuming


you’re feeding

you’re disappearing

you’re feeding

you’re disappearing


i’m a cause of my diagnosis

i’m a casualty of my neurological difference

i’m a cause of my diagnosis

i’m a casualty of my neurological difference


you are a symptom of my diagnosis

you are a casualty of my neurological difference

you are a symptom of my diagnosis

you are a casualty of my neurological difference


you are a feast

in my dopamine famine


my love for you

scratches my brain

until my brain doesn’t

recognize you at all


until then

i binge

i feast

i savor

i never think


to purge



About the Author


Megan Cannella (she/they) is a neurodivergent Midwestern transplant currently living in Nevada. Her chapbooks, I Redact You, Too (Alien Buddha Press 2022) and Confrontational Crotch and Other Real Housewives Musings (Daily Drunk Press 2021), are out now and available at https://linktr.ee/mcannella. Her chapbook Eldest Daughter: A Break-up Story is forthcoming from Porkbelly Press. You can find Megan on Twitter at @megancannella.