Pamper Yourself by Valerie Parente
Sink in the bathtub,
decorated with flowers like lily-pads,
smell the burning sage,
the candles and the melting wax.
Send me a message,
from the spirits that guide the stars,
do it with ease,
as you flip over your tarot cards.
My conscience was chosen for this gift,
the present, the human body,
and it’s never been more clear,
that physical health is a luxury.
Take care of your cells,
be it lavender soap or fine wine,
whatever feels real and good,
you owe it to this thing called life.
– Valerie Parente (4-5-2021)