Ode To The Perfect Mirror

What is it to see with clarity
The unobstructed view
Seeing all that is to love
Equal the occurrence of what I hate about you

Ode to the perfect mirror
How you accentuate every defect in me
When thereís so much in myself
That I donít want to see
Imperfection contrast to self-improving vanity
Perception defaults to decay as I lose sanity

Itís a question of what it is I perceive
Am I half as a bad or better than what I believe?
Projection on the outside looking in
Sometimes I feel like Iím a stranger in my skin

Incapable of change as is
Stubborn and habitual creature of wreckage by design
Puppet to the hand of self
All to the blame of a carnal nature at war with the divine

No override for free will to autopilot transformation
Choice like manual control
Every wrong move is a rippleís reverberation
Can I bear the weight of my self-ramification?
Every desire in me is a thirst beyond satiation
When self-dread is just another form of self-infatuation

How well can I heed my best advice in the mouth of an enemy?
Only ever the diagnosis
Yet incapacitated in my will to become who it is I want to be
Where no amount of self-reflection can ever cure
This cancer that is meÖ
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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