you

forget everyone else for a second
remember your heartbeat inside your chest
license to breathe & be pumping rhythm through your veins
remember love
for self
forgiveness wrapped in cherry blossoms sprinkled over you for never being that person you dreamed of becoming
forgiveness for trying to convince yourself that you are, should be, anything other than flesh and bone, dancing to the beat of your drum
then let yourself dance.

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as

there is a thing you were never supposed to be
because you are
there is a person waiting for you to accept
fingers & toes notwithstanding
there is a you
patient
being
present not in glitters & gold
but mud & stardust
the stuff of clay molding,
sculpture existing –
you.