Beauty =/= Symmetry

November 15, 2017
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She felt beautiful.

To everyone she knew,

she was beautiful.

Like a princess

who loved her people

and loved being young.


As naive as she seemed

She was a good friend.

Smart, fair and beautiful.

Someone who understood corruption

Without welcoming it.


Things are different now,

She's still beautiful to all who see.

Still loving and smart.

Everything she was before.


She didn't feel beautiful.


She went to battle

with an inhumane disease.

The cutting, the tubes

the removals and IV's

left scars.


Scars mean imperfection

which shows that we're human.

But humans love symmetry

and what's prettier than that?


What's prettier than

a flawless, smooth stomach?

Or a face without tubes?

To her nothing was uglier than sickness.

Nothing was uglier than corruption.


Except her scars.

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