beautiful.

maybe you won’t find me beautiful
because of my hair
or my lips
or the color of my skin
maybe you won’t love
the way i walk or the way i dress
but i hope you fall in love with
the words in my soul
and the fire in my heart
and the myriad of stars in my eyes
and the wonder and grace that
are tangled in my hair
and the bravery that is
locked up in my bones
and the unfading beauty
of my spirit
and if you think that’s
beautiful,
that is enough for me.

Written on January 3rd, 2014. I hesitated about sharing this poem because I felt vulnerable writing it. But I’m sharing it because it is true, and because it is okay to put yourself out there every now and then.

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