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No Beauty

"Vanitas" - marble; Italian (sculptor unknown), c. 19th Century
“Vanitas” – marble; Italian (sculptor unknown), c. 19th Century

do you

not find

it tragic:

people

throw their

hearts,

their deepest

affections

to those

who wear

their beauty

like

peacocks strutting

down leafy

aisles?

 

there seems

to be

nothing

for us

who

are plain

commonplace

ugly

in the

sight

of the

majority.

 

our warmth

shunned,

our tenderness

spurned,

our hearts

broken –

shattered

beyond repair

only because

we

look less

than desirable.

 

if such

be

the case

the norm

then i

no longer

wish to

wake.

 

if all

i will

open my

eyes to

is emptiness

is loneliness

is solitude

then i

would rather

not awaken

to a

life in

grief.

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

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