Do It Yourself First

Looking for a suitable recruit
To love me completely and unconditionally
The intake manifold to my heart congested
Blocked by the toxins of fault finding
Holding tight to mistakes and guilt
Just as a little light begins to shine in
I find more debris to fill those gaps
And keep the darkness and dislike
More failings to fill this imaginary list
Of why I can’t love myself totally
Start with a little bit of appreciation
Replaced quickly by those forceful reminders
Why I’m just not worthy of that kind of investment
The ideal candidate to put the work in
Me to love and adore myself
The healthiest option, and yet
I haven’t been wholly successful…
Not yet

Debbie Gravett © 2022.03.24

FOWC: Recruit
RDP: Manifold

Image by monicore from Pixabay

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