I can’t believe you love me.
Can’t believe you look at this skinny girl,
Awkward, short, and self-absorbed,
And refuse to see the obvious:
Inevitable disappointment, endless failure –
A broken soul with no courage left to stand.
But you see potential in 5 feet, something inches
Yes, you even dare to dream for me
Storing up glorious joy in a future I can’t imagine.
You are perfect, can I be perfect too?
Some days I just want to be safe,
But safety comes when you throw it all away.
You keep on chasing my heart,
Even when I’ve given up on me
I don’t have a thing to boast of,
Only a long list of improvements to be made,
But you simply smile and look into my eyes,
And despite it all, you call me beautiful.
~ Ilana Reimer