Comfortable in My Own Skin by Tamsen Grace


When I was born I fit in my skin


Then the world pointed out it didn’t fit

it was too big,

I hid in the folds

and wished I could grow into it


Then one day it was too snug

I knew everyone noticed,

looked with judging eyes


Then life tossed me around


my skin ripped and tore

but it stretched to fit me


I was comfortable in my skin


There are moments I wake with shrunken skin…

feel that familiar panic,

but I know it will loosen or eventually stretch to fit me…

and I no longer care what the world has to say


© Tamsen Grace


Excerpt from the book Dismantling Cinderella

Dismantaling Cinderella










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About the Author

Tamsen Grace is a published poet, a Ford Model of Courage and a cancer survivor. She has been published in many anthologies, magazines and online poetry sites. She has two poetry books Skeletons in My Closet  and Dismantling Cinderella both published by Creative Talents Unleashed.

Tamsen Grace lives in the Midwest with her children. She enjoys reading, writing, biking and teaching children Martial Arts.

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