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The Fog on the Bathroom Mirror



beauty:
the application of lies
to the cheeks and lips and eyes;
or the fear of the world's demeaning stare.

perfection:
a flawless representation of someone you are not.
a searing reminder of how far you are from being right.
a measuring stick with frequent growth spurts.
correct.
good.
worthy of the skin that is charitable enough to hang on your disgusting bones.

face:
one more reason the world would be better without you.
a conglomeration of muted Ugly.

self esteem:
the thing you're lacking most.

criticism:
a destructive force that you have mastered.

love:
easily accessible,
highly desirable,
and often hidden behind your fear
of the all too foggy bathroom mirror.
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