Women and men are taught
from the time of babes
to rate a woman's beauty on the size of her dress
a man on the size of his bicep
to discount a girl on the length of her skirt
or to dismiss a man by the size of the tattoo on his arm.
Why should we have the authority to judge a person's beauty on their appearance
we cannot see a body's character
by the size of their waist
the volume of their lips
the length of their hair
How small must one be?
Not too small, you fear squeals of "anorexic!" "Skeleton!"
But not too big, or echoes cries of "Thunder thighs!" and "Obese!"
The ridiculous standards by which we must live by
simply to impress others by what they've been told is beautiful
Beauty is not in the"eye of the beholder"
Beauty is in the soul of those who are being beheld.