Pushing patience to the edge of difficulty
Beauty and perfection ask, its own cost!
Slapping the face with plethora of beauty products,
Starving the stomach with paucity of food.
‘Body shaming’ aren’t you tired of
this unpleasant chore?
Its cessation; isn’t what the mutiny within you asks for?
Or are you deriving pleasure out of someone’s insecurity?
Sooner or later it shall cease,
Only when the “shamed body” will decease!
Why do you overburden Us;
The imperfectly perfect beings with this encumbrance?
Why match the fake beauty standards of the ‘Society’
when its authenticity still has no existentialism.
What less, What more,
Do I ask for?
Wouldn’t it be perfectly fine to let someone live,
The way they love to?
Wouldn’t it be The Perfect Crime,
to let someone embrace
the magnificent mess they are?
© Surabhi Kashyap
Born in Dhanbad (Jharkhand) and completed her schooling from Carmel School, Digwadih; Surabhi is a Logophile and loves expressing her heart through her writings. Presently, she is pursuing her Graduation in English from VBU. She usually writes poems and articles. Her first published poem was “No gun, No knife!”