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Rise Above

Bottoms are considered before the top
demanding proof as a result
to determine the whole of worth
when the truth resides above

the truest test springs from the mind
this is lost to the unkind
they believe identity
is based on upon what one sees

convention passes as verity
denying individuality
selfhood becomes the hidden fact
an understanding many lack

while the average works for most
a small percent will rise above
denying chains below the waist
when flying free to find the facts.

© 2020. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20200229.
Written by poetryaccident (Poetry Accident)
Author's Note
The poem “Rise Above” was inspired by a photograph of a person lifting their dress for a photobooth shot.
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