Seeing the end,
ignoring and denying becoming wondering and knowing.
Understanding might be wisdom,
but it’s also inner reality,
truths we can touch within.
Who, then, to love,
if not love yourself?
and worth the painful journey needed for the insight.
Appreciate the cost,
and any scars,
for self-love means you’re no longer lost.
©March 2017, Christina Anne Hawthorne