Kindness

LOVE

I’m not a modelI’m not a size 2

I have fat on my arms and wobbly bits on my stomach

I write poetry about loving myself and inner beauty

Yet I struggle

Sitting with my shadow self

You’d think by now I would have learned to tame her

But she’s always here

Oh to show myself the same compassion I’m so quick to gift others

Oh to forgive myself as quickly as I forgive Maybe if I filled all of my empty spaces

With kindness

Because I’m so much more than my body

I am so much more than what others see or do not see

Maybe if I filled all of my empty spaces with kindness

With all the love that lives within me

Maybe thenI will be able to see

The most beautiful part of meIs my heart

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