Perfection or intuition? Who wins the day?
Art work by Lucy Campbell
Perfection or intuition which do you choose?
Perfection, always out of reach beyond the chocolate stash
Or the fully laden snack cupboard.
Intuition, whispering softly, ever present like the air we breathe
Who decreed the value of perfection?
One dollar . . . two dollars . . . three dollars more.
To the ugly black shadow, the one with the Prada handbag.
It reaches and grabs the shiny perfect, sliding it inside
Swallowing the whole perfect thing into its red handbag mouth
Whole, not bothering to taste its clearly perfect acrid taste
Perfection How do you smell?
Of lilies? Or an old shoe cupboard?
And how do you look?
Perfect of course, tight and controlled.
You are my daughter, my son, my lover, my sister and b rother, my friend
Each perfectly IMPERFECT
Exquisitely, imperfectly, not perfect at all
Though present and intuitive, trusting in love.