Wanted: a poem


all i ever want for myself is to be wanted
i want someone to crave for me
i want them to pine
i want them to miss when i’m gone
to say they’re mine


tell me i’m beautiful
tell me my body is fine
tell me you’ll accept every part of it
tell me you’re okay with my mind


i need your love
don’t look at my scars
look at the beautiful parts of me
listen to my past
and have no desire to change what’s here