My Edges

A Poem About Self-Acceptance

Listen to Spoken Word Version of “Edges”

I don’t ever again want to

Lose

My edges

My boundaries

To feel consumed by another

No longer do I want to

Fit

Like hand and glove

Perfectly so

Into someone’s life

With no identity

Of my own

No edges

In this, my new life

I want to be In control

To be aware of any

Peculiarities

To quickly remove them

From my space

My corner

’Cause I have no energy

To waste on

Degenerates and warped

Individuals

My life is too valuable

Too special

To allow emotional invalids

In and out like a Revolving door

No

I’m no longer

Needy

No longer

Insecure

Dependent

Needing someone to tell me

I am

Beautiful

To make my mind up For me

For I have found peace

A calm In my life

— Self-acceptance

Now I am free to pursue

A healthier way of life

I have found my

Edges


Originally published at therealus.com on May 16, 2016.

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