My Body: From Acquaintances To Friends.

 This body of mine.

You have been with me
My whole life,
And yet…
I feel like I barely know you.

I have never looked at you
With love,
Only with discomfort,
Burdened by the perceptions of others,
And the knowledge of your imperfections.

Let’s be friends,
Dear body.
Have some water.
Eat some fruits.

Let’s go for a walk.
Let’s do some stretches.
Let’s wear colourful clothes.

Let the hiding stop,
Let your beautiful figure be seen.

You are my friend,
My body,
The home where my soul resides.



© Ivie M. Eke 2016

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