You are the universe manifested in a body.
Starlight and rainbows and thunderstorms
and chaos and confusion and frustration
and brilliance and radiance and joy,
all wrapped up in a cloak of skin.
For in doing so you will learn to love
the other bodies that make up
the universe and the chaos.
We were taught many things but never this:
that it’s okay to be madly,
in love with you, yourself.
We were taught,
“love our neighbor as ourselves”,
but that’s pretty much impossible to do
if you don’t love yourself.