Nobody will know you’re even wearing them.
Aloe vera gel:
For those sickly pimples
Dotting your forehead.
Slim belts to help banish
Folds of fat.
Open the doors for the Goddess of Wealth.
Silk scarves and stoles:
You need to look fashionable,
Keep up with the neighbors next door.
Screams, all of them,
Constantly echoing in your mind.
Have you tried silencing them?
Have you ever listened to yourself,
That tiny voice, drowning
In the flood unleashed by those screams?
Have you sat down,
And realized that
You are good enough
I wish you would love yourself a little more,
The real you, hiding behind all those screams
Is thirsty for just a little more kindness,
A little more respect,
A little more compassion.