Other voices

sound so eloquent.

Other writers

find words of beauty.

Other bodies

look so fit and strong.

Other lives

seem more fulfilling.


Why is our perception so skewed

in favor of anyone other than ourselves?


When we begin to value our voice,

write our words,

befriend our bodies

without the dark veil of devaluation;


When we begin to accept


challenge ourselves to be better

every day;


This is when our life begins

and the other becomes

just an-other on the journey.