Why are you insecure about your body !?
A stranger on the internet asks,
clutching his crotch
as he seeks stories of flesh in the cartoon breasts of my
He’s trying so hard to get off.
It’s possible to have a cornerstone
Which you didn’t build yourself.
or maybe you did,
Not sure where it came from,
Sure what you did
I’m laying on the couch
In some shorts
In the living room with my parents:
My step-dad says “when did your thigh get so big?”
(Size doesn’t matter unless a man’s the one looking,)
He has a grin on his face.
You used to be so skinny-minny;
for the rest of the day.
This week I looked in the mirror
And I said “I love you” to my face.
It felt amazing,
Like rolling, movement
it felt a lot like change.
In five years I want to
look in the mirror
And remember when I only saw hate.
I want to meet my eyes and
tell that reflection:
I used to be
a lot of things.