#Poesia – SELF CARE

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SELF CARE

This morning in the mirror
after flossing and brushing
and washing my face
After patting my skin dry and applying
the Clinique roller ball
that’s cold as fuck
but works magic
on the dark circles around my eyes
After the Oil of Olay moisturizer
with anti-aging serum + sunblock 15
and the brightening eye cream
After the Neutragena powder and NARS blush
the Anatasia brow pencil and Benefit mascara
After running my fingers through my hair
and making it look just the right blend
of messy but chic
I caught sight of myself
stopped and took stock

Good morning, sexy, I said with a smirk
and started my day with a strut in my step

Speak beautiful
love yourself
it matters


The #Poesia pieces on this blog and Write Bitches are works of fiction, erupting from my incredibly over-active imagination. This one came to me after a rare moment of being kind to myself in the mirror and realizing I should do so more often. As women, sometimes we’re our harshest critics, unnecessarily so. Speaking beautifully to ourselves is tough, but so very important. Anyway, these pieces are slightly edited, totally unscripted, spontaneous, super loose, and probably some of my favorite works. They are perfect in their imperfections and I hope you enjoy.

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