If I be myself

He will see me


If he doesn't

Let him go


If I want to be loved

for who I am

I have to be willing

to be real

More often

than I am safe.


More than I am politically correct

More than I am accommodating

More than I am what another wants

More often than these

I have to Be my Truth


Only then

Will what's mine come to me


To discern when he has

I have to be more concerned

with whether I like him

than I am

with wanting him to like me.


-self love speaks