Today I love myself

I am warmed in a blanket of love I set for me,

wrapped in cloth of lies I have used to grow stronger.

I hear a song on the radio that make me cry with happiness

and I am thankful to be the glue that holds my family together,

the joys of the middle child.

I get strength from my mother and grandmother who are diamonds

sparkling in the sunlight

strong and elegant.

I feel connected to the Earth when the rain comes

washing away all of the sadness

if only for a day.

And today I love myself.

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