I decided to love myself.
So I took the most beautiful girl out to dinner,
bought her red roses, our favourite.
I kissed her hand, and told her
I’m here to protect you.
I’m here to save you.
I told the most beautiful girl in the world
that I’d love her forever.
The way that her mind worked,
the way her skin felt,
her soft hair.
The way that she thought stupid things were funny.
I fell in love with her idiosyncrasies.
Her predilection for the words “like” and “um”
The way that she’d mutter perverted things under her breath,
and pretend that she said nothing.
Oh how I care for her,
ready to try and dry her tears,
when nothing seemed to work out.
How I love this girl.
This girl in the mirror,
This girl in my skin.