Friday, April 06, 2012

(im)Perfect

Stand up straight.
Uncross your legs.
Look up. Speak up.
Dot your i's. Cross your t's.
Mind your p's and q's.

Walk the straight and narrow.
Stare straight ahead.

But...

what if my eyes
are in the back of my head
and my legs
are bowed
and i's and t's and p's and q's
don't exist
and my voice
doesn't work?

do I walk the crooked and wide
with everyone else?

4 comments:

  1. This was certainly thought-provoking. Made me think of an Alanis Morrisette song about being perfect.

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    1. Oooh, Alanis Morrisette. I will take it! :D

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  2. I like that all the things you listed as directions for being "perfect" really have nothing to do with whether you're a good person.

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    1. Thank you. ^^ I thought it also helped convey that everyone's definition of perfect is different and is obtained different ways.

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