some people go low,
but i don’t need to go lower.
committed to a fault,
accepting my faults.
thinking i needed to stay loyal when i needed to stay healthy.
seeing the best in you.
my strength also my weakness.
a few lessons learned,
many more to go
as your truth comes out.
remaining grateful for what you taught me
even while you try to pull me down with you.
how comfortable i am in my own skin
is my choice.
don’t judge how much you see on the outside,
when the inside of me is blossoming.
is not always easy.
realizing that you are fully responsible for your own reality.
to feel so fragile
and vulnerable to the world around you.
just take small steps,
not all shoes are meant for running.
there is something kind of shallow
about the way the sun is always shining.
life is rich in feeling
not just in paper.
full of clouds and rain
and other forms of precipitation
that remind us we are only human
that things change
that there are things far bigger than us-
keeping us on the ground
and not always floating.
the space between where you are
and where you want to be
is still a beautiful space.
there is nothing wrong with
wanting to romance yourself.