Margarita Tartakovsky is an associate editor at PsychCentral.com. There, she pens pieces on psychology and mental health — everything from anxiety and ADHD to creativity and couples. She also writes Weightless, a blog that focuses on fostering a fulfilling body image and life, at every size, shape and weight.
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Some days you are a warrior
Proud, solid like an oak
Feet on a park swing
Knees bent, swinging to the sky.
Other days a mouse fleeing from a snake
A child scolded, a lily wilting in the sun
Trading in your weaponry for shackles
Slipping into clothing
Three sizes too small.
Two disparate sides
Two seemingly different people
Yet you are both
Have been since birth.
When you feel like a shard of glass
You are a warrior
Knees bent, swinging breathlessly
like you did as a child.