You don’t see yourself in your best moments
When you’re passionate and fervent
And talking about what you love.
You don’t see yourself
When your chest rises and
To your heartbeat
Curled up and rhythmic.
You don’t see yourself reading a book
Eyes enflamed with zeal.
There’s no mirror in your way
When you’re laughing and smiling
With happiness bursting from your seams
And laughter leaking from your being.
And you don’t see yourself looking at someone
With all the care in your heart.
But don’t worry
You will find people who will take your joy
And reflect it back to you.
They will refract your own light back
Until you glow in your unabashed beauty.