Acquaintances made remarks about his weight loss.
At first, they were complimentary.
They even asked the secret to his diet.
But the queries and compliments stopped
When the weight loss didn’t.
When pounds kept shedding. And shedding.
When his cheeks hollowed.
And his temples melted.
And his eyes receded in their sockets.
– The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossseini