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.