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the light gets in

through the cracks

so don’t complain

about perfection you lack

a perfect sphere

is dark inside

no matter the light

that tries to slide

into the thing

that is whole in itself

decided long ago

it was for itself

no one else

for a perfect sphere

that’s never been broken

can never know

the truth in the token

of being lent a hand

or rising back up

how lonely perfection must be

to have never given up

sure you can hold water

in a perfect bowl or cup

but what use is it then

than an object to be used up?

the light gets in

through the cracks

that’s how you learn

to go on though you lack

a talent here and a social grace there

hanging onto your sanity

by a single thin hair

to be perfect is to be alone

a statue of marble stone

beautiful in its case

only meant to be shown

wasting away the day

never to run or to play

for if you were to fall

then lost would be all

if your perfect marble wall

was cracked

then perfection you’d lack

another dull trinket

on the clearance rack

but the light gets in

through the line so thin

and you learn what it’s like

to feel light within

may your soul shed the guilt

from your deepest sin

may you be full of light

one or two more cracks

will be alright

anything to break

the endless night

perfection is not all it’s cracked up to be

 

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