Loving you is as simple as
painting the nails on my left hand,
while loving myself is attempting the right;
a skill I’ve not mastered, despite years of trying.
I cannot keep steady enough not to mess it up,
though I begin with the best of intentions
each time, it seems I am not
Rebecca Myers is an emerging poet and performer from Dublin, Ireland currently living in Nelson, New Zealand. She comprises one half of ‘A Pair of Poets’, who were awarded ‘Best Script’ in the Nelson Fringe: Virtual Festival 2020. Rebecca’s poetry has been published online by The Blue Nib and The Lake Review and in print in Popshot Magazine.