there was a time before you
when I was keenly aware
of the space I was taking
on this Earth

when I ran my hands
over my own body
not wanting to feel it
not wanting to see

then one afternoon
you unwrapped me
and made me feel
like I was a gift for you
and only you

after that
my body took up
less space in my mind
and in the whole world

I closed my mouth and
opened my heart to you
and now I can’t eat
because I’m afraid
of how I’ll heal my heart

if I can
if i even really want to

22/365 – A Poem a Day For a Year

** Not at all inspired by the song, but “they” say that Weightless by Marconi Union is one of the most relaxing songs in the world. Might not hurt to give it a listen.

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