Creative: a poem in the bathroom

Editor’s note: This is a creative piece. The views in this piece do not necessarily reflect those of the 14 East editorial staff.

when you refer to me as 

“pretty”

you are not referring to me

but to the body.

i hate this body

beauty 

carved into it

thrust into me

but 

i love me

my wish: 

find someone 

who calls me beautiful

and 

trust

their words