I’m proud of my chest
I’m proud of my life
I’m proud of myself I’m proud of
My progress I’m proud of
So many things but
I’m not proud of my scars.
I think it’s weird.
My scars give me problems I feel like
Being proud of them scrubs that part out
I don’t want to advertise I want to be
Recognized it’s a huge difference
I’m not taking shirtless selfies not because
I don’t want to but because
I know that that’s all anyone looks at
And that’s not what I want
Or for anyone else
So again, I try
And often fail
To explain how I feel separate from
How I look even though
Being called “boss”
Is hands down the best things that’s ever happened to me.