It’s so much easier to be a part than a whole,

A piece of a puzzle that’s already solved.

But one piece can’t be a picture

Can’t be understood

Without the others.


What if you were a painting-

Priceless, unique-

Would you paint over yourself

To match another’s idea of you?


I wouldn’t.


But we do. The world tells us

To be special, individual

But not weird.

Weird is bad.

So we hide.


What is the point of a museum

Where every painting is the same?

If the paintings would uncover themselves

We could be beautiful.



Weird is good.


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