embrace

-

i.
no one's perfect. i guess
that's why we
have eyeliner & foundation
crème. (no matter what
you hide, it'll just stand out
more when the truth is
revealed.)

ii.
i wonder how long
we can pretend
we're not crying inwardly
where we don't apply
water-proof mascara &
check our lip gloss
in car windows.

iii.
i've been a loser all
my life, & i'm not
about to change. try
as you might, you
won't be able to sway
me. i still believe in & love
my
(.n.a.t.u.r.a.l.)◊(.b.e.a.u.t.y.)


(c) Nickelback - Woke Up This Morning - "i've been a loser all / my life, & i'm not / about to change"