It is an interesting thing to

realize where my idea

of beauty arose from.

for the longest time, my whole

life, i’ve turned in a bit at the middle

sunk down

in an attempt to be the petite


teased hair

perfectly pulled together-even-to-go-to-the-mailbox

person who i held as the proper

presentation of beauty.

i’ve never achieved it


and was never meant to

i’ve my own design

that is impossible to fit into that 

size beauty.

Thank God the day

layers began to shed

and inches


were not counted against me any longer

but used for the strength and ingenuity

my kind of beauty they were meant for.

in love