To The Girl Who Feels ‘Less Than’ And Needs To Hear That She Is Everything

Richard Torres
Richard Torres

there’s a girl in the corner
whose lips form smiles
laced with torn-out promises
and tired acceptances
of empty apologies;

to this girl,
the one with an ache sitting
so deep in her bones
that it feels like want and love
are weighting down her shoulders:

you are not less than
the woman with ferocious eyes
and barb-tipped words
thrown like knives;
you, too, are

suffering and wanting and
needing and hoping and
tired and hopeful and
you, too, are
worth more.

you are not a disposable camera:
pretty and fun for now, useless later.
you are the god damn solar system,
and just because you are quiet
does not mean you are not enormous. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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