Love yourself

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.


Love yourself

For in doing so you will learn to love

the other bodies that make up

the universe and the chaos.


Love yourself

We were taught many things but never this:

that it’s okay to be madly,

radiantly, passionately

in love with you, yourself.


Love yourself

We were taught,

“love our neighbor as ourselves”,

but that’s pretty much impossible to do

if you don’t love yourself.


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Published by Annie Louise Twitchell

Annie Louise Twitchell

About the Author: Annie Louise Twitchell is a homeschool graduate who is obsessed with dragons and fairy tales. She enjoys reading, writing, poetry, and many forms of art. When she’s not writing, she can often be found reading out loud to her cat, rabbit, and houseplants, or wandering barefoot in the area around her Western Maine home.

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