When you feel comfortable in your own skin …

It will work both as a an armor of self-love shielding you against the world, and make you more approachable and appreciated by others. It might even motivate self-love and confidence in other people!

Born For Exploration and Discoveries

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Perhaps we are born
For exploration and discoveries
And not domestication and
Integration. Perhaps
It is not always about anchors
And ports, but about that deep
Blue sea daring us to think
That we are more than we are,
And that there are still mysteries
Out there waiting to be solved.

Lay down in a meadow of thistles

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I paced those same lanes, believing
they would make me feel as though
I belonged to them, but all they did
was lead my away, like they always
used to do.

Even back then, they were overgrown
with weeds, hiding me and
burning me at the same time,
but, oh how I wanted to lay down
in that beautiful meadow
of purple thistles.

I didn’t even feel the pain,
I just wanted the green of the ground
to reach my heart.

There was always that one path
that I didn’t dare take,
thinking back; perhaps
it was for the better.

I bloomed anyway, didn’t I?
Like a snow flower, I pierced
right up through that ice,
glowing untainted white,
even in all that sunless poverty.