A Rupi Kaur Poem

today i saw myself for the first time

when i dusted off the mirror of my mind

and the woman looking back took my breath away

who was this giant, beautiful, beastling.

this extra-celestial earthling

i touched my face and my reflection

touched the woman of my dreams

all her gorgeous smirking back at me

my knees surrendered themselves to the earth

as i wept and signed at how i'd gone

my whole life being myself but

not seeing myself

spent decades living inside my body

never left it once yet

managed to miss all its miracles

isn't it funny how you can

occupy a space without

ever being in touch with it

how it took so long to

open the eyes of my eye

embrace the heart of my heart

kiss the soles of my swollen feet

and hear them whisper

thank you

thank you

thank you

for noticing

-rupi kaur

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