Love Your Ugly

Love your ugly Your petty and your uncharitable and your socially awkward Love the stain on your favorite shirt, the way you wear down the heels of your shoes Unevenly, and too fast Love that thing you did a decade ago, and that awful person you used to be The crick in your neck, the knee that gets sore When the rain comes Love your cheat day Love your never good enough The hair that gets in your face, the dirty dishes, the fights you keep having The knot in your stomach That never goes away Love your snores and your terrible laugh and your eyes closed in every photo The food you hate and your bad taste in music Love your vitriol and spite Love your shaking, fists balled in the dark The hallways full of ghosts and the sidewalks that trip you up Your embarrassed, your angry, your falling down Love your burn out Love the marks that won’t go away The regret, the resentment, the thing where your jaw pops sometimes when you chew Love your bitter, your combative, your resting bitch face Love your no actually a bitch face Your doesn’t always recycle, your doesn’t go to the gym enough, your everything is wrong, your heartbreak, your side eye Love your ugly All of it Page Background: text is framed with grungy splatters and crudely drawn overlapping hearts

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