my body is not just a shell i live in.
it is not simply a house to shelter
it is a beautiful rose garden,
each limb growing and extending.
my feet ground me and carry my weight
supporting me through my journey.
my legs move slow and swift
allowing me to stand strong in my power.
my womanhood gives me pleasure
connecting me with love and intimacy,
allowing exploration of other bodies.
my hips hold space for new life.
my belly is soft and shakes when I laugh
protecting the amazing set of organs
working together inside me.
my body is incredibly smart.
it has the power to heal me from within
despite what my brain might think.
my brain does not control my body.
my body is already born with deep wisdom.
it holds deep and ancient
So, no. I will not write my body off as simply
the shell to hold my existence
because it is so much more.
it is the universe and god
it is creation and healing
it is pure love
please treat it as such.