Love, Your Body

By Elle Gordon, TIWP Student

Dear Elle,

I am going to be your closest companion. I love me. I love you. Why can’t you give me love in return?

I will fight for you. I will help you do your tasks and live your life. I will sit in bed and cry with you. I will hug your family with you. I’ll laugh with your friends with you. I’ve been here since the day you were born and here I’m going to stay. I’m going to be there to help lift boxes when you go off to college. I will give you the power of creating life. I will grow older and wiser with you, every wrinkle or scar telling a story. I’m here for you—but I can’t do this alone.

If you have a friend who supported you, you wouldn’t try to change them, so why would you try to change me? No matter what you choose, I’ll be here fighting. I love being yours, playing with you in the fall leaves and biking in the moonlight.

Protect me and I will protect you.

Love me and I will love you.

Love,
Your Body

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