A Love/Hate Relationship

By Cate Foster

I love that I am tall
it’s impossible
not to be noticed
in a crowd

I hate that I am tall
it’s impossible
not to be noticed
in a crowd

I love that I have curves
knowing that you can’t
look me in the eye
works to my advantage

I hate that I have curves
knowing that you won’t
look me in the eye
demeans and diminishes me

I love that I am strong
always the one to
get things done
men love that
in the beginning

I hate that I am strong
always the one to
get things done
men hate that
in the end

love me, hate me
I’ll take it or leave it
because
I love that I am