Glossy sheen of smooth to cover over the minor
And major divots, pits and crevices
That etch their way deeply over the years
As each experience creates us in its image
While we resist every step of every way.
Why do we hide these flaws and cracks
Under the banality of sameness?
Exult and dance and celebrate each
Unique weakness and overwhelming pressure
That has burnished you to near-perfection.