What About Me?

Changing up the love theme to incorporate self love. I think this one pretty much says it all.

Love After Love

by

Derek Walcott

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

Well this one isn’t a remake. No one has remade it because you don’t mess with perfection. It’s probably my favorite ‘anthem’ song from the Queen of F You. Bow down and learn.

Published by miasotowrites

Wannabe Writer Tired Mother Aspiring Slacker

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