i have always wanted someone to say beautiful things to me. to tell me that my smile turns the tides of the ocean. to tell me that my love makes his life colorful. but then i realized, that i am the person who is going to tell myself that my smile turns the tides of the ocean. i will tell you how your love has made me a better person. i will tell you that your eyes bulldoze my walls and plant trees in deserts. i will do so unapologetically, without the fear of “always being the one to say it” because the person who says it, is free.
i must love myself before i can love you. i am the person i have been waiting for.