Song to Scum

I am not a virgin, but I am still pure.

I am not a warrior, still, I'm fighting a war.

Ink against white paper, stained and beautiful.

I am an outsider but my heart is still full. 


I am the moss against the aspen's shake,

Hear the quiver, feel the shiver from the coming breeze.

The imperfections stay: standing, falling, fallen: 

The constant in-constants of the trees.


I need not be a virgin to have a clean soul.

I can be a flaw and I can be beautiful.

I am more than paper, a blank and empty page,

I'm the story within: the ink, blots, and stains. 


Fuck perfection.

This poem is about: 
My community


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