dear body

Dear Body
I owe you an apology. I have not been treating you well. I know that you have needs I have not met. I know that you have been hurt.

Today I want to make a promise to you. I promise that I will always love you, no matter what. Even when I don’t show it well please know that without you I would be nothing.

While I may see the beauty in other bodies we encounter I promise that I will never do so at your expense. I will not compare you to another body because I know that it hurts you and I don’t want anything to come between us.

I promise to treat you gently and to remember that your hurt is my hurt. I know that you would never do anything to injure me. I will try to remember that pain I feel from you is always a way to communicate a need and never a punishment. I will remember that pleasure and comfort are part of our language together and that they are needs for us both.

I hope you will forgive my willful denial of you in the past and let me embrace you again into the whole of my self.

sincerely,

mrs metaphor
or
(insert your name here)

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