To My Body
By freshmints on April 25, 2011
My hips are wide. My thighs are strong. I can kick the shit out of you.
I love being naked. I love the hills of my body. I love sunshine on my belly.
My arms are strong. My eyes are alert.
I’m a lioness.
My hair is tied back. My sleeves are pushed up. My pants are cinched tight.
I love a soft touch. I love a rough bite. I love to watch my body move.
I’m a lover.
The rain won’t melt me. The snow won’t freeze me. I can take the heat.
I’m weather resistant.
I cover my face in sobs. I spin with anxiety. I double over with laughter.
I’m a feeler.
I smell like sweat. I smell like baking bread. I smell like babies.
I'm a mother.
You can’t make me feel anything. You can’t make me do anything.
I’m in charge.
I eat what I want. I move as much as I can. I play. I run. I dance.
I feel the weight of my soul in the swing of my hips when I walk.
I’m a force.
I’ve roamed the world looking. I’ve tried to escape.
I’m at home in my body.
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