Being Tender With Myself

Statuary of a face, we call it Mom

Taking my time
Allowing the tears
Not pushing too hard
Simple walks outside
no big agenda
simply being present
Watching out the window
still or windy
birds flying by
clouds floating 
or filling the sky
taking it all in
Taking forward steps
but small gentle ones
no guilt included
Surrendering to what I need
right here, right now
a handful of chocolate chips
a glass of wine
asking to be held
letting the tears slip out
snuggled in a big blanket
Dressing comfortably
Walking barefoot
Snuggles with puppies
Sometimes getting cranky
and just letting that out too
Tenderness
letting go of judgment
allowing emotions
caressing my whole self
just let it be
breathe
let go
it'll be okay

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