(poem) “Perfect”


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

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

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

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

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

is perfect”
―     Ellen Hopkins,     Perfect

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