relationship wednesday: sacred self

our relationship with our bodies is complicated

i look at you and see coco skin
brown eyes, wavy locks
you look at yourself and see race
separation even shame

you look at me and see lily skin
azure eyes, golden hair
i look at my self and see shortcomings 
questions and failures

we slouch
we slump
we bite our nails, our lips, 
....each other.

kindness to ourselves
our bodies 
is not often taught
therefore, less often indulged

sometimes it takes a shock to the soul
to force us to look deeper
to look past the physical

beauty is after all, only skin deep

perhaps one day i will look at you
and see myself
perhaps one day 


we'll all be this free....

~ mrs m

henna hands here
tambourine hands here 

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