Body Love Letter
Dear Big Toes,
Thank you for allowing me to keep my balance and walk the world I get to move through and observe.
Thank you for lasting through my many spurts of random hair dyes and styles.
Thank you for letting me be able to hold hands tightly with those I love and connect in the best way possible.
Thank you for listening to and find the world of punk rock and helping me know the joy and sorrow and heartache and freedom that is music.
Thank you for showing me the ugly in the world so I can truly enjoy the beautiful.
Thank you for being a means to nourish my child one day.
Thank you for allowing me to paint you red and be classy. And then paint you other colors when I feel rebellious.
Thank you for giving me the ability to run and jump through nature, both as a little girl and now as an adult.
Thank you for letting me kiss my boyfriend and feel the butterflies that only he can give me.
Thank you for making me fart and then laugh at myself.
Thank you for knowing how to process my food and help my body go.
Thank you for being the canvas for two of my favorite tattoos.
Even though the dentist proves you aren’t on my side, thank you for allowing me to chew up the yummy food I am blessed with daily.
Thank you for being a source of great power and pleasure for me.