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July 20, 2021

Slowly I’m Relearning to Love. {Poem}

 

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Slowly I am relearning that being kind to myself is not being selfish.

Slowly I am relearning that putting myself inside of necessary safe boundaries is not cruel.

Slowly I am relearning that my body is mine and is not to be compared to any other.

Slowly I am relearning that if I slip and fall, it is okay to cry and float lovingly in my puddle of tears and know that air is still there without the guilt of weakness.

Slowly I am relearning that my unwanted behaviors are an uncontrollable outcome of past traumas, but they can be exchanged and rearranged by my love.

Slowly I am relearning that my brain was cultivating protection, only longing for affection.

Slowly I am relearning that words are sharp and will and can, without a sound or remorse, cut and leave scars on the skin that is only trying to love.

Slowly I am relearning.

Slowly I am relearning to love.

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