With this crooked smile.
With this mended heart.
With this uncompromising honesty.
These are the parts of me you might not like,
These are the parts I offer first.
If you can’t see the value in these
you won’t see
The promise that lives in my hips.
The laughter that lives in my eyes.
The warmth that permeates my soul.
If you can’t take the worst of me
You don’t get the rest of me.