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“Confessions” A Poem by Shumon Jenkins ’18

It would be nice if you thought of me as good enough.

If you didn’t dissect my issues and pull out my insecurities.

Forcing me to look at them through your magnifying glass that makes everything a million times bigger.

Emphasizing the very moment where I fucked up and how I should fix it.

Working in overdrive as your analysis my efforts.  

Constantly testing me.

Even though it always comes out an error.

Never fitting your standards.

Yet you refuse to settle for anything less than the best and try to cut out anything else that doesn’t fit.

Until you have an image that isn’t me, but perfect.

You show me your creation in awe of your brilliance.

But when I look in the mirror, all I see,

is you.

Posted by on February 2, 2018. Filed under Around Campus,The Week's End. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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