And if I
Do not care for my own heart
How may I then
require it of someone else?
How will I know that they will cherish it well?
If I do not commit first to myself
How can I request another save me?
I simply cannot
This duty I once thought a chore
Is becoming my greatest honor
To rescue my own heart
To care deeply for my own wellbeing
To befriend my own self
If I must sacrifice pleasing others
If I must go against the traditional
If I must speak the hard words
Then I commit to it
I will do these things
What is it to be alive
If I cannot feel joy and dedication
To my own heart?
It is the only way to be more deeply loved as life goes on
I will always
Love my rebellious