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.


mrs metaphor
(insert your name here)