Paint

If I were a sum of my flawsLIGHTS for Paint

I’d be a painting

With faded red paint splatters

On my skin

 

I’d be the bump

On a once smooth line

Of a brush stroke

Looking just fine

Until you got up close

 

I’d be the uneven eyes

On the portrait

That the painter

Redid until

Giving up

 

But I am not a sum of my flaws

I am the hand that holds the brush

I determine what will be seen

And what

Will go beneath a swab of white

 

If I am ugly

I will draw myself ugly

But when I paint

I’ll use my favorite hues

And careful strokes

Until I’ve turned

What was born hideous

Into my perception of beautiful

 


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(The photo is of Lights from her music video “Second Go” because that was the inspiration behind this poem. I dare you to click on it. :D)

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