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“Hello body of mine”

Hello

in the morning, as my eyes open

I smell your skin

and i smile.

I look down at your stomach,

follow it's lines,

watch how it grows and shrinks,

and i smile.

I feel the caress of your hair

on my cheeks and my chin

as it blows under the fan

and i smile.

Hello body of mine,

good morning.

I'm so happy you woke,

Its a sign you're a champion.

there's not much going on

beyond your mounts of covers,

but i'd like to say, body,

the way you carry yourself

makes me not want to wake up

next to anyone else.


by Leila Lherisson