Unattractive: #SOLSC21

cravings that
ensnare the palate,
causing heartburn

s t r e t c h marks that
rip the body,
turning red

kcab pain that
debilitates the being,
doubling down

To the cravings whose
nutrients fill the body,
nourishing new life

To the stretch marks whose
lines tear the body,
creating space

To the back pain whose
wrenching adjusts the body,
accommodating a home for a brain and body
and fingers and toes
and heart.

9 thoughts on “Unattractive: #SOLSC21

  1. Leigh Anne Eck says:

    Your writing is stunningly beautiful. I love it when I visit here! I hope things are going ok – you had me concerned over the ultrasound news in a previous post.


  2. Lainie Levin says:

    YES! This is such a tricky thing, isn’t it, trying to shift the narrative around how we see ourselves? It is really hard to reframe what happens to our bodies from a perspective of strength and power. Here’s to you!

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