One day I cried out
To the Cosmic Jester
“I’ll trade my brains for beauty!”
Aging feminist that I am
Thought of women I admire
Thought of Amy Winehouse
Thought of Janis Joplin
Amy, Janis, were you
Willing to sacrifice
Your talent for perfect beauty?
Is that why you left the world of
Objects merely reflecting
Surface light waves
To your anguished eyes?
What beholder are we talking about
When we repeat the old aphorism?
Who truly sees our beauty?
Is it give me beauty or give me
© Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)
(Back to Black, Amy Winehouse/Kozmic Blues, Janis Joplin)
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