As I was walking along

The shores of life

Lost in my own company

I stumbled across a blind person

Who saw right through me

Shocked and amazed, I moved on

Until I met this deaf one

Who heard the sound of my inner voice

Utterly baffled, I kept on walking

When suddenly this mute being approached

So clearly speaking to me

Communicating the messages from within

Speechless and thoughtful, I carried on

Crossing paths with this numb human

Crying in joy, he said, because of

The sincere love being felt

While, all my life, I have struggled

To see how foul I have always treated myself

Silencing the desperate yelling from my body, from within

Hearing only the noise of external demands and expectations

Not loving myself, for better or worse, for what and who I am