filter flawless

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 12:07 -- redlion

Orange bubble

bottom right hand corner.

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“o
        m
                g,
you are so flawless”
what filter did you use?

 

normal?

what is that

does it even exist

 

slumber?

funny

I can’t even sleep with all of these demons in my brain

 

crema?

the top layer of an espresso, covers up coffee

just as this filter covers my scars

 

ludwig?

van Beethoven

we remember him as a successful composer

but only become one 

after being locked in his family’s cellar

just so he could practice

what is prodigal about that

 

aden?

a beautiful coastal Yemen trade city

that wasn’t a free state for nearly 400 years 

passed between the portuguese and the ottomans and the british

used and discarded

 

perpetua?

a Christian martyr

she bore her cross, and I bear mine

although according to your comment

I’m looking FINE

 

amaro?

a sweet liqueur

the irony

what’s sweet about a mom 

who drinks too much

 

mayfair?

may-fair

may fair

I may fair the storm

then again I may not

 

rise?

rising above social expectations

rising above social norms

rising above my situation

rising above poverty

it’s hard enough to just rise each morning and take on the day

 

hudson?

one more perfect actress

one more ideal

I’ll never hold up to

 

valencia?

a soccer team, a city

that's not me.

 

x-pro II?

fujifilm, a camera, a lense 

the problem with pictures is that they only show the surface

 

sierra?

passes and mountains and rocks

obstacles

that we must all overcome

 

willow?

weeping, its limbs sweep the ground

just because it has green foliage

doesn’t mean it’s healthy

doesn’t it get tired, bearing the weight of those branches every day?

 

lo-fi?

degraded audio quality

key word: degraded

 

earlybird?

gets the worm

or just gets less sleep

 

brannan?

John Milton?

another forgotten hero, or

just a combination of special effects

used to conceal identity

 

inkwell?

a small container of ink

ink to write with

to write words that can imprison or free

words that can destroy or empower

 

hefe? 

in spanish it’s levadura, yeast

a leavening agent

what’s leavening about superficiality

 

nashville?

where musician’s dreams go

to thrive or dissipate

 

there is nothing flawless about me

there is nothing flawless about a filter

there is nothing beautiful or inspiring about covering up what hurts

 

so take you filters

take your flawless

take your likes, take your comments

take your brightness, contrast and sharpen

 

I’ll take me.

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