Poor little girl
hair ironed straight
as a bow
Arrows aiming to throats of humanity-
of beauty within
has to be air brushed
I've got to cover in layers-
petrified you'd be seen
one side more insecure than the next
So you paint the opposite
to match the other.
Freckles are a disease,
spreading across the body
a mark of beauty
is whited out by
others that think it's a mistake
Hair made shiner
teeth get whiter
lips made fuller
nails get glossier
boobs pushed higher
I know the fear
weighed down by gear
twist, turn, pluck, tease
Bathed and lathered in perfume
to produce the smell of "woman"
Labelled "seductive" or "sensual"-
Is it consentual that we want to fund
the companies that sexualize women
Plaster us on build boards
as a role model for our youth
Nothing is the shade of perfect
Ways another product to
promise results that haven't worked before.
"Hang on, I just wanna fix my face"
bred without chemicals,
this sign says "made all natural".
Just an accessory to go with the skin you were grafted with
See my canvus that holds color
My hair that's complimented my highlights
Don't make up my features,
let my features makeup themselves.
Why will we always waste time on cosmetics,
looking like you is a blessing.
Don't disguise it