Sometimes you have to break up with your old heart
in order to find one that beats more clearly, more rapid staccato than sluggish tempo.
The woman my mother was just after I’d been born had hair
that changed colors with each arriving season, and was beautiful during…
Your body is made of the same elements that lionesses are built from. Three quarters of you is the same kind of water that beats rocks to rubble, wears stones away. Your DNA translates into the same twenty amino acids that wolf genes code for. When you look in the mirror and feel weak, remember, the air you breathe in fuels forest fires capable of destroying everything they touch. On the days you feel ugly, remember: diamonds are only carbon. You are so much more.