all those little things

by, Cassandra

I've loved and I've lost.
I've fallen and I've gotten up.
But you have to know
I'm so much more than
the sum of my parts.

This skin I'm in may
not be a beauty queen,
or a lean machine, but I am
exactly who I'm meant to be.

And there's beauty in
all those little things
that make me *me*.

So fuck all you haters,
and all you naysayers,
because I'm speaking up
and drowning you out.

There is nothing wrong
with standing out.