on size

i’m learning to count
my smallness as a blessing
though there are places
i find harder to reach
there are also those
places i fit more easily

i’ve learned to appreciate
how near the earth my heart is

how my footfalls crush
fewer blades of grass

i am still learning
how this body and this self
can be embraced

still working to accept what it is
to be carried by another

how we carry each other
beyond our bodies

how when you get close enough
lips are lips and hands are hands
and breath is breath

and love is love
no matter
the size of the vessel