‘She’s so pretty’ they say, wishing they looked like her
I look over and shake my head
If that’s what it means to be ‘pretty’, then I don’t ever wanna be.
Fake tan, fake nails and hair extensions,
Fake lashes, eyebrows and cheekbones fashioned using makeup
A face full of makeup
‘She’s so confident in herself’ they say, wishing they were like her
But she isn’t.
She isn’t confident in herself
What she’s confident in is the image she’s created of herself
Her body is no longer her own
Her confidence drawn from material products
Not from the beauty within
Like everything in this world
And if that’s what it means to be ‘confident’ in oneself, then I don’t ever wanna be.