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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day 265: Beauty Queen

Today's Reading: Esther 1-5

How does it feel
to stand atop
the stage while
down below
they sit and gawk
at your beauty?

"Bring her out
that we may see
this lovely thing!"
And "thing" you are
for they are blind
to you.

At first, it's thrilling
all the stares,
the brand new gown
the braided hair
the fancy shoes
the polished nails.

"Am I the best?"
you ask yourself,
when deep inside
you wonder if
your tummy's tucked,
your hips too wide?

And if they label
you the best,
what is your task?
what will come next?
Will you become
the trophy you crave?

What is this thing
the world so craves?
This beauty trait?
It moves you, dear,
Into position.
And for what purpose?

For such a time
as this, he says.
What payment will
your beauty demand?
All that preparation
for what?

Enough from me.
Look, that man
is wanting you.
See it in his eyes?
Who will be the spider
and who will be the fly?

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