Poem of the Week, by Sonya Renee Taylor

6 thoughts on “Poem of the Week, by Sonya Renee Taylor”

  1. I SO love this poem…it reminded me of this one by Hollie Holden, which I also love. They both bring tears to my middle-aged eyes. We should remember to treat ourselves gently, lovingly, the way we would a beloved friend who was awash in self-doubt.

    Today I asked my body what she needed,
    Which is a big deal
    Considering my journey of
    Not Really Asking That Much.

    I thought she might need more water.
    Or protein.
    Or greens.
    Or yoga.
    Or supplements.
    Or movement.

    But as I stood in the shower
    Reflecting on her stretch marks,
    Her roundness where I would like flatness,
    Her softness where I would like firmness,
    All those conditioned wishes
    That form a bundle of
    Never-Quite-Right-Ness,
    She whispered very gently:

    Could you just love me like this?

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