Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Perfect smile

This poem has been taken down for submission to a publication. Apologies for the inconvenience.




This poem was written in response to NaPoWriMo #21: perfectly flawed on Read Write Poem.




Theme from Weeds - I've always loved this song



        Can you think of a flaw or imperfection in your life that you like, or even treasure?

7 comments:

Only Footprints said...

Beautiful! I'll bet you both have the loveliest smiles.

sorrywhat said...

Some consider freckles an imperfection, but I like mine.

Dan Rako said...

Toss your retainer before it's too late.

bridgeanna said...

I wonder how we measure our losses when "perfection" replaces "imperfection?" Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Oh man, I was off work Thursday/Friday due to strep throat and therefore completely forgot about your blog. So much to catch up on!

My teeth were super screwed too... Haha. I'm very very thankful I had them fixed. I guess I've come to like the bump in my nose... I always thought I had a crappy nose but I've been told by more than a few people that they envy my nose. I guess it's not so bad after all :) Also, I was made fun of by my family for having a crooked butt crack... It curves to the right at the top. However I've always rather liked that quality... and I have no idea why.

Katie said...

Well for the most part, the imperfections of my body are disliked. But I suppose the rarest things are liked. I have a little scar on my face from who-knows-what and I never use to like it, but I suppose it makes my face a little more interesting.

Besides that, I can't really say. Having one foot bigger then they other and tiny hands hasn't really been anything I love.

Jen said...

Oh, how sad to lose that connection to your grandma!

I too have an eyetooth that laps over the incisor next to it. It is getting worse with time, but very slowly. But what the heck ... I'm married, with 2 kids, no need now to pay a fortune for perfection. I think of it, perhaps arrogantly, as doing my little part to stand against increasingly plastic standards for human beings.

It only bothers me when I see it in pictures.