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Immaculate Ideal #JusJoJan 2023

Hello! I’ve decided to join in on Just Jot it January hosted by Linda G. Hill. Today’s prompt is “ideal” by Astrid.

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Perfectionism in the mirror
I fix all my flaws
the rage I bottle
the sorrow I absorb
burgeoning inside

I iron out all my faults
under the press of scorn
freshly starched
no creases show
foibles are unseen

I gaze into the mirror
at an immaculate ideal
of who I should be
a nebulous goal
unfeeling; I must reach

Fashioned origami
a paper doll
folded epitome
this is not me
this is not me

I enjoyed writing for today’s prompt. Thanks for reading πŸ’•


Published by Aboli Mane

Poet. Writer. Blogger. I post short reads, and poetry on A Writer In The Room. I published my debut poetry book "An Aster's Solitude" in 2019. Currently: Writing my first novel, an animal fantasy in a fictional world. Follow me to keep yourself updated.

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