Love me for all that I am

Right here, right now

This perfectly imperfect mess standing before you

Not the images and projections

Or select facets you choose to see

But me, whole and complete

With a burning heart

And childhood fears

Big dreams, and dirty dishes

Love my history

and the stories I choose to tell myself

about now and the future

wrinkly tummy and persistent white hair

love me beyond it all

or leave me alone