the sweet solace of the moments we give to our selves

there are few things sweeter
than the moments
we give to our selves.

the solace of meditative silence
deeper breaths
longer baths
and slowly
slowly preparing meals for yourself
painting your nails
singing an old song.

then there is the healing from crying
the small freedom of letting go
of all that has attempted to break you.

and in these moments
we might indulge in a few
“guilty pleasures”.
but honey,
there is no shame
in loving yourself.
there is no shame in indulging the quirky, ratchet, romantic, gluttonous parts of yourself,
your magic is layered.
and you are performing the serene
act of taking deeper breaths
that is part of self-revolution.

– an ode to self-care routines