May 25, 2004

The trap of physical beauty
drags a girl
to the outside of herself
beyond the skin
to strut, preen, display, and Act.
While those who evade this trap
are washed with internal inferiority --
BUT suffering,
have souls that shine through eyes,
untainted and true,
and far more beautiful
than paint on dead skin cells
and fling of shiny hair strings
could ever be.

Copyright © 2004 Susan Midlarsky