Salve

In a dream
I push out my limbs;
I take up all
the empty space.
I do not try to sell you
the story of small
or inferior.
My elbows,
my knees,
my hips —
every single inch of it.
I do not make my mouth
say yes or sorry.
I am bigger than that.
My body is a planet
that only orbits
my own burning heart.
I will not apologize.
My body is a moth
in love with its own
light.

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