“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.”
― Simone de Beauvoir
The human body. Feeling naked. Is feeling naked scary?
Nude art; statues and painting, bodies bare, void of man-made covers, and proud.
I catch her flesh
In my peripheral vision
Avert my eyes reflectively
And she walks with naked grace
In the locker room
The comfort in her nudity added to her beauty, and filled me with envy.
I fail to look at my unclothed body without harsh judgement.
Civil refinement has masked my body and veiled my mind, blinding me to my nakedness.
I am searching for my undisguised body under the sentenced concealment.
Are you comfortable naked?