Okay, so once everyone's favorite holiday, Galantine's Day, has come and gone, there's still the fourteenth day of February to reckon with. If you're planning on tackling the big day solo, you can pretty much be assured that you're in for a treat, so long as you don't subject yourself to the weird torture of staying alone in a swanky hotel room (it happened; don't ask) or deciding this is the perfect time to experiment with going out for dinner as a party of one.
Really, poems are the perfect reading material to get you in the mood for a solo Valentine's Day. Like blasting the most empowering Beyonce songs, reading poems puts you in touch with the fiercest you, the you that is thinking boldly and creatively, the you that's willing to go out on a limb and make sense of the esoteric, the avant-garde, the abstract. Sure, you can enjoy narrative poems, too, but the truly fulfilling thing about reading poetry for yourself is embracing the unknown, throwing yourself — with all kinds of sexy abandon — into the logic of another human. Can anyone guarantee a Valentine's Day date going that amazingly? Doubt it.
These seven poems will help you celebrate yourself, every awesome inch of you.