How Foolish

By Riley Harris

this body

is an experience

like a rollercoaster

i’ve never ridden


this hair has never been my own

these breasts i’ve never felt

the color of these eyes i’ve never seen

skin has never felt so moist and dry at the same time


how foolish am i?

to critique

the universe for creating my own body?

how foolish am i

to feel anger for a body i’ve never truly seen?

how foolish are we all are

to feel anything but love for a body that lets us walk, talk, breathe, eat and sleep?

how foolish are we all to shame another human for the shell that covers their soul?

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