Love Handles

Her stomach hangs loose,

She wants a doctor

to cut her open and button up that belly –

But her husband loves Love handles

and is alright with cellulite.

When she was young,

boys would catcall at her feline kinesics – 17, 18, 19, 20.

She was lepa with a touch of shandy

but her collarbone was obvious,

and her mother said that African men

like something to hold on to,

so she ate her way into

a figure that was not hers, but met a man

who loved that figure.

She hates her drooping-sides

but her husband loves Love Handles


That you should love yourself for yourself regardless, for love comes for us all.


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