GIVING PAIN A LESSON IN CHARACTER

I still love you in most of my yesterday’s

In most of my last months, and the months before

I still love you last year and earlier than that too

I think I loved you before I was here

But today, I am loving myself

I am marveling at the pace of my heart

I am holding my own waist

And I am saying thank you to all of my scars

For giving character to pain

And dressing ugly memories in their evening best

They’re going out on the town tonight

To show sadness how good they look in the moonlight