CityinThree

Right now I am taking an online poetry class which is actually fairly challenging for me because the last time...

Right now I am taking an online poetry class which is actually fairly challenging for me because the last time I took an English class was in high school... yikes! However, it has served me well so far, especially in my writing and my poetry.

 I wrote this poem last month for an open mic night in which I performed it; the message and inspiration behind this specific poem has many influences, actually. For one, I am studying different bodies in more than one of my classes and how different bodies are treated differently. Another influence is actually myself. I have always been a larger person but never understood why people had a problem with it.

 This poem is kind of an inner dialogue with reassuring myself that I am worthy of my space but I also wanted to make sure that others know they have a lot to be proud of with their bodies and the space they occupy. I hope this poem is reassuring and motivational more than anything. Enjoy!

I Do

Not take up your Space.

The number 

On the scale does 

not define who I am.

It does not define my worth -

It does not define my value as a person. 

 

I take up remote

Space. 

You take up cavities space, we all take up mediocre space. 

 

Sometimes, 

I take up lots of flowery space.

My body - takes up physical space 

I do

Not need to lose weight to be happy 

 

My voice - takes up virtual space 

I do

Not need to whisper to be heard

 

My opinion - takes up figurative space 

I do 

Not need to be submissive to be satisfied 

 

My laughter - takes up even more three-dimensional space 

I do 

Not need to be dull to be content

 

I take up fabricated space

I am proud that I take up unlimited space. 

I take up more intergalactic space than I used to -

But Look At What I Can Do!

 

The space that I take up does not take away from your space, 

We can all take up acres of space, it is infinite 

My body helps me spill all my negative emotions 

My body carries me through my days after everything I have been through 

It is unbelievable 

How enough 

We are for ourselves. 

 

We need the ornate space we take up -

And the space needs us in order to be space.