isn’t always easy
for a girl
Do you feel like you have to be
the smartest, the loudest, the boldest
to be heard?
the prettiest, the sexiest, the chicest
to be seen?
the most generous, most compliant, most selfless
to be loved?
Do you know
that it is enough
to just be you?
When you look in the mirror and are blinded by what you want to change
know that you are beautiful
When you feel anxious, scared, stuck
know that you are strong
When your heart is breaking over the wrong job, the wrong man, the wrong life
know that you can let go. There is so much more ahead of you.
If what is outside pulls you down
look inside and lift yourself up
Because you are already perfect.
You are already whole.