Fear of not being perfect

You are perfect when you make

people happy

when you resolve people’s problems

when you make them laugh

 

You are perfect when you never

make mistakes

and people

want to be with you

 

You are perfect when you never

stop smiling

or laughing

 

You are perfect when you are good

at everything

 

You are perfect when you are the

perfect girlfriend

the perfect

friend

the perfect daughter

student

dancer

leader

or counsellor.

 

I’ve never been perfect

I try

and sometimes I’m close

 

Once I was very close

and nearly died

 

I’m always close to being

perfect

but I’m not.