pt. 1 they blame vanity on the mirror's cradling the
individuality; that saying "i'm pretty"s not okay but
neither is saying "you're ugly" as your reflection's
eyes bleed the color of grey tears clearly. so she
sings a song about nobody being perfect, well his
voice whispers the concept of her flawless purity;
tell me, how do we thrive in a world of hypocrisy?
pt. 1 : condensed. i could lie and unbecomingly describe the beauty
in everything (something no one can see; no, each
beauty can only be seen by a certain kind of
pt. 2 swollen feet comes with pregnancy and injury, it's
fate's proof your still living; and every time i see
the trashman who limps, i wonder if i should offer
him a cookie (but then realize it's the food version
of my pity; so i leave him be, he's living the best he
can be; living a life that makes him happy).
pt. 2 : condensed. bluntly, it's okay to say "not pretty" but don't ever
say "ugly", that's just heartbreaking; it's okay, to
pick and chose what looks good on you, but it's
never your fault that outfit doesn't fit you.
pt. 3 every second somebody's deleting a photo from the
screen or screaming from the numbers bruising their
too thin skin; so understand that vanity now is believing
your the only one who's suffering; trust me, everyone
learns how to stop crying (even when they're still dying
inside from the words slapping the makeup into their
pt. 3 : condensed. body issues are healthy, it means you're seeing yourself
through the eyes of a bunch of nobodies and lenses of
self-discovery; yes, the journey's different for each
body, it's how you stumble through it that's concerning
PSA - p̶u̶b̶l̶i̶c̶ poetry service announcement (remember those #passiton commercials? 'cause that's partly what inspired this and made me think of writing it.)
how do you describe something generally when it's all about individuality? the same way you pour lava on to hotcakes: you just do. so as your slap the glass off your callused hands, whispers prayers that they understand your poetry positively; yes, it's up to the sun's ray shining on the image now.