(poem) “Perfect”

Perfect?

How
do you define a word without
concrete meaning? To each
his own, the saying goes, so

why
push to attain an ideal
state of being that no two
random people will agree is

where
you want to be? Faultless.
Finished. Incomparable. People
can never be these, and anyway,

when
did creating a flawless facade
become a more vital goal
than learning to love the person

who
lives inside your skin?
The outside belongs to others.
Only you should decide for you—

what
is perfect”
―     Ellen Hopkins,     Perfect

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