beautiful depth

I want you to know just how beautiful you are.

I want you to know that, even on the darkest of days,
You can light up any room, just by showing up

And I’m so grateful you do. I’m grateful
For every time you show up in the world,
In whatever way you can on any given day.

Ours is not a love of convenience, it is not only
Found in sunshine and flowers and smiles (though
There are times when it shows up there too);

Our love is real and raw, and it does not dismiss connection
When things get rough. And I know it’s rough now.
I feel how much you are fighting, just to get through
A moment.

But I want you to know that even in the tough spots,
Even when it feels like there’s no beauty left to be found –
You are beautiful. Truly. You are.

I know some who only want to see the light that reflects
Across the surface of their shallow waters, but
I’d gladly drown in the oceans of your dark depths
Before paddling in their glistening pools of ignorance.

And still, I want you to know just how beautiful you are.

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