Saturday, March 30, 2019


Dear Men

don’t ever tell a woman she should look
other than how she already looks
she’ll spend a lifetime trying

do remind a woman
she is desirable, even on
her worst days

don’t ever tell a woman she needs
to lose weight—she is beautiful
regardless of the size she wears

do remind her, often,
that she is more than her body
she’ll forget.

don’t tell a woman she is responsible
for the attention
a man gives her;

do tell her she is
free to wear
what she wants

don’t tell a woman
you love her for her body
it’ll fade.

do tell her you love her for her mind
and her million invisible brilliances
this will last forever.

--Rachel Toalson

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