i cut my hair,
shaved my legs,
wore a dress,
heels, and hose.

i carefully followed
every suggestion,
took criticism to heart,
and did my best to change.

i was never enough.

my hair flows free
on my head and my legs.
my jeans are soft and baggy,
and I don’t own hose or heels.

my authentic self was always enough.

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