"i can't wait to eat ice cream when i get home"
i was told after telling a close friend of mine
that very sentence
that i should be careful,
not to eat fattening foods
because i would get stretch marks.
i have known him my entire life,
we had grown closer of the years
and i trusted him
so hearing him say this
was a shock.
i looked at him
to see if somehow
he was joking
he was serious.
"i already have those.
on my legs
on my stomach
he looked at me in surprise.
he went on to ask
how i obtained them.
laughing, i said
"they were a gift."
but did not further the conversation.
i realized something.
there will always be haters.
no, this specific person was not a hater,
but curious and wanting to "help" me.
there will always be people who will break you down
no matter how confident you are.
you are perfect in your own way
and sure, its cliche
but its true.