January 7, 2016

My Value is Not in my Body. {Poem}

couple, intimacy, passion,


To you I sway like sweet waves of honey,

and though the way my hips move to unheard music has you hypnotized,

there’s more to me than curves to trace with your hands.


My value isn’t in the skin underneath your fingertips as you reach out to touch what tempts you.

Lingering there will not collect my worth, and you cannot kiss me enough to make it known to me.


I do not find value in your arms,

comfort, yes,



oh yes

but my space in your bed is not my worth.


Nor is my space in your heart.


Love me.

Please do.

Love me for my body

and the way it fits in the grooves of yours and the way we glide together into each parcel of space.

Love me for the familiar scent of my

skin when you

close in on my neck.


Love me for the heart that

is pressed to yours

and the love you know it has for you—

not because I have told you

but from the undeniable richness of

our colliding energy,

the way your bones know the elixir

of their own marrow.


Love that it is safe here

in Us

and our unwavering honesty—

never has anything we cannot see

or touch

been so true.


Love me for the way I tease your mind

with my thoughts,

and how our dueling perspectives

amplify our senses.


But know that no amount of

attraction will detail my worth.


That while you place value on me,

and I on you

this love is not an exchange.

I do not give you my body,

touch my lips to yours,

feel my bones quake

because to be held by you

makes me worth something.

Your approval

is flattering and

your agreement

fiercely connecting

but I am not validated by it.


I am worth just as much with any of that as with nothing at all;


you see,

my value,

is in my Self

and the purity of my being alive at all—just as yours

should be to you.





Choose A Man Who Will Serve Your Soul. {Adult}


Author:  Tiffany Anderson

Apprentice Editor:  Jessica Chardoulias; Editor: Travis May

Image: Flickr/ Maximilian.M

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