Reflection

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Reflection
Whiteness, weightless
gliding on air she sails
too privileged to fail.

Plump your lips.
Starve your hips.
Tailor suits to climb ladders.
Rush to fill silver platters.

Live the dream.

Broccoli that’s steamed
no flavor
no zest.

Keeping tidy is best.
Keep the kids in line.
Look like everything’s fine.
No time for the truth.
Build higher roofs.

Gust of truth
blasts the tower,
rectangle shower.
A puddle of cards on
an upgraded counter

The story went cold
no corazón
no soul

Care about things that matter?

Or prove you matter
to folks who don’t care?
Drop the mirror.
What’s inside white girl?