under construction

Screen_shot_2017-10-16_at_13.24.40by Rebecca Avery12 Mar 2019

I found a new stretch mark today
up
on the inside of my thigh.
It’s still purple,
new
yawning into place.

I didn’t realise
I was still
under construction.

I'm not ready
to be loved
yet.

Who I am is how you see me,
And I am full of faults.