13 ways to love yourself
1.Love as the mountains move
Loud as the stones and rocks shake
As fierce as gravity.
2.Rub the filled parts of you
The sections that sometimes cut away from you
Like trash to earth, make it apart of you.
3.Ask your soul to bless everything you are
Kiss away your hate
Like letting a kite go in the sky.
4.Learn to accept the pain as momentary feathers
Joy as continuous energy
So vast it could swallow you whole.
5.Live as free as the ocean
As loud as the sun
As selfish as mother nature.
6.Give name to what tickles your smiles
Hugs your soul
Makes your heart weep.
7.Preserve your edges and curves
The character in your laughs
Your breath, your energy.
8.Affirm what makes you worthy
What makes you enough
Let it rain down on you like thunderstorms.
9.Learn to love your trips, your shivers, and shudders
Caress them to sleep like newborns
Present them like an Aria
10.Remove the objects, the people that cut away from you
Suck your energy and spill your joy
They are weeds amid roses.
11.Take care of you.
Be the tree that waters itself
The sun that shines without having asked to exist.
Be the object of your desire
The widening apple in your eye.
13.Fall in love with yourself
All life will gawk in awe.
A space for and by Black Femmes