today.

by amy sharp


you don't have to tell anyone about it
feel awkward or embarrassed
touch shame
but do it
please
throw open the windows
the doors
pull off your clothes
and let the sunshine nibble at you
while you announce your worth
in a song
or a scream
or a whisper

don't go another day
hiding that light
pretending that you do not
have a crown on your head
the king of your only life