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Sun Revelation

02Jun2019
POEM
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Here you are, sun revelation.
There you are, skin guilt.

I stretch my legs, all
capillaries, mosquito bites, bumps, and fuzz
and want to hide them – no gold glow
or window warmth for their imperfection.

To love myself is to change the accent
on a language I already speak,
to let my body soak up 
the unjudging sunlight.

Here you are, chipped toenail polish.
There you are, carefree weather.


3 responses to “Sun Revelation”

  1. Skin guilt! I love that. And here’s to being more carefree about our bodies!

  2. Kelly Casey says:

    skin guilt and unjudging sunlight are such good phrases.

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