Aneesha Rai

Edition V

Love Yourself First - by Aneesha Rai  (photo by Roksolana Zasiadko)Photo credit: Roksolana Zasiadko 

Love Yourself First

By Aneesha Rai

Love yourself first;
that’s what was written against her chest
as she walked past the carriages of the metro cars.
Written by a cheap marker to erase the cheapness,
written in bold as her gait.
She was beautiful, not by her looks
but by her stance and her unbridled belief,
and as I shy away from staring at her chest
the minute I close my eyes
that’s all I can see
like a glaring reminder.

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