Today I asked my body what she needed,
which is a big deal
considering my journey of
not really asking that much.

I thought she might need more water.
or proteins.
or greens.
or yoga.
or supplements.
or movement.

But as I stood in the shower
reflecting on her stretch marks,
Her roundness where I would like flatness,
Her softness where I would prefer firmness,
All those conditioned wishes
that form a bundle of
She whispered very gently:

Could you just love me like this?”

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