Body Comparison by Shelbie Warner

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Photo courtesy of Natalie Chyi

I compare your freckles to galaxies and your eyes to pools of sapphire.
I compare the dips between your ribs and hip bones to the valleys of Pakistan and the dimples in your back to the craters on the moon.

I compare your entire existence to that of Greek gods and powerful men, because those men hold a place in history the same way you hold a place in my heart.

I compare your cupid’s bow to majestic mountains and your rosy cheeks to blossoms on a spring day.
I compare the curls in your hair to the way a nautilus shell curls over itself, and the way light shines through your chest hair to the way the light shines through our window.

I compare the way you walk to the way a deer runs through a field — magically and gracefully because that’s how you made your way into my life. But the sad part is, that’s the same way you walked out, like a deer running through a field.





Natalie Chyi is an 18-year-old from Hong Kong who has recently moved to London, where she will be studying law for the next three years. She started photography to capture moments and pretty things/people/light/scenes as she sees them, and that idea is what continues to fuel all of her work. Find more of her work on, Facebook, or Tumblr.

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