Cells and Sinew

Inspired by this fierce poem and this beautiful song.

Flesh and bones, cells and sinew:
Bits and pieces that make up you.
Turn off the TV; toss the magazine.
Look in the mirror: you’re a stunning queen.

Wild hair that frames an earnest face–
When wind catches it, it dances with grace.
Untamable, like the spirit inside–
Don’t pull it back; let it free with pride.

Breasts and vulva for bringing new life;
Intellect and espritthat can cut like a knife.
Cage the fear and put it on the shelf.
You are beautiful, she said to herself.

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