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Mind of Desires

by Cadence D. L. Brouckxon | Score: 3850

There is no exception for your idea of perfection
when your impression of yourself impacts your motivation.
You should show pride and dignity in your own body
if you're ever gonna believe you're not nobody
look in the mirror, look at yourself.
you've become so sad about what you think about yourself
you've declared war on yourself, trying to perfect yourself,
not knowing what to make of yourself.
your pharmacist is enthusiastic about your health
telling you to take care of yourself
your world is corrupted with thoughts indicating
that you're not proud of yourself
you're falling apart
you're not going to live to love yourself
you post pictures on instagram of you changing yourself
as if you took a box of markers and drew all over yourself
you don't understand how beautiful you are
you're just thinking you're not good enough
to be yourself
your mind is like a childish judge on yourself
telling you you're nothing
that you should add a little sugar and spice
and make yourself actually look somewhat nice
your mind is a touchy managing director
who tells you to try harder at looking a little more
you stand there in silence
not knowing what to say
when your posting things on social media,
putting yourself on display
you move as slow as a turtle, trying to understand why
you've never looked as perfect as the people who walk by
you're a stoic moneylender,
borrowing things that look good,
although it's stuff you don't need you don't actually need
a pregnant woman walks by,
and you're telling yourself
even she looks good, despite her growing fedis
on her insides
you tell yourself down and compare yourself to others walking by,
but you lay in bed at night not knowing why
you don't feel right, you don't feel fine
you think about going to a distant acupuncturist
but you can't go in, even to say hi
it's as if your thoughts that are racing by
go unnoticed like an unguarded bailiff guy
your mind is more fragile than an egg,
but can still make you cry
you pass time each day going through each and every
thinking about how hard you feel about yourself, and not

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Begin Start typing to begin
Words Reach 50 words
Event Civilization has come to an end
Words Reach 100 words
Words Reach 200 words
Words Reach 300 words
Prop Include a bed
Letter Use the letter C
Character A distant acupuncturist
Letter Use the letter Y
Character An unguarded bailiff
Prop Include an egg

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