I believe
the most empowering movement you could ever mature
is the power of self-love

I believe
your existence can set souls on fire
and bare layers
that only you have acquired

I believe
there is more to you
than any boy could ever crave
or ever follow through to maintain

A soul
that can make one feel
as though they are universes away

A soul
that is so surreal
and far sweeter than honey purée

No matter how many lies you have drank,
like renewing tea,
could ever take away
the guarantee
the love your own heart has made way

--Mackenzie R., Adult