Life, Poems

Authenticity

The problem with getting older

Is you get to a place where

you don’t care to be

admired any more,

only valued,

which is more important anyway

–you want to be with those

that see you for who you are

without flinching–

everyone else is

seeing an image

they hope one day to attain

or maybe the picture you have painted

with your smiling photos

on social media

(forgive me if I am cynical or just

more honest

than I used to be)

everyone knows

the paint is chipped

only a few can

see what lies beneath

and know that

it is beautiful

August 26, 2017

 

 

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