By Louisa Wang

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to write an ode to myself because today is all about love and self-love.

An Ode to Myself

I have only seen what you’re not,

Not pretty, not interesting, and not enough.

But now I realize perfection doesn’t exist

And I’m ready to receive my love.

I wrap you in a warm embrace

Though that might seem quite silly.

For you are my one true love

Who embarks with me on my entire life journey.

Together we shall make the most of each day

Without an ounce of shame.

For no matter who we will become

I’ll love you all the same.