i will never be beautiful

Photo credit: Tree Silhouette, 2008. J. Wilson (author), Moonheart Studio Fine Photographs.

i will never be beautiful
because society tells us
that women who look like me
deserve nothing but ridicule and derision

i will never be beautiful
because i will never have a thigh gap
i will never be a size 4 or even a size 14

i will never be beautiful
if you compare me to others
or to photoshopped ideals

i will never be beautiful
because you believe what
society has told you

i will never be beautiful
if my scars are something
you think i should cover

i will never be beautiful
if you are watching my weight
instead of listening to my words

i will never be beautiful
if all you see is my body
and you never look into my heart

i will never be beautiful

i will never be beautiful

i will never be beautiful
to you

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