From the top of my head to the bottom of my soles,
If I were to be harsh and self-critical,
I can easily point out exactly what is wrong,
With each and every part of my body.
To get a sample of the imperfections that lie within my body,
Let us take a peek at the flaws that I can spot.
My hair is too wavy and not thick enough,
Forehead too high and too wide,
Skin too oily and prone to breakouts,
Pores too big and too visible,
Eyebrows too sparse and eyelashes too few and short,
Nose bridge too low and too fleshy,
Teeth with gaps and not white enough,
Lips too pale and chin too sharp,
Face too longish and not oval enough,
Hands too wrinkly and not slender,
Back too pimply and littered with scar marks,
Breasts too small and butt too fleshy,
Thighs too heavy and calves too thick,
Feet too broad and toes too dark.
I could just burst into tears and lament
on the tragedy of my bodily imperfections,
In fact I used to fuss over them
which quickly plunged my self worth into the pits.
Over the years,
I slowly got over that belittling stage,
And come to realize that my imperfections make me
Different from the rest of the people,
And there is no one else that looks like me.
In the midst of all these bodily imperfections,
Lies the perfect me,
And what a liberating thought!
~ Fion Lim