Beauty Is Itself
Wily charms of erected façades placate
the dissimulated crowds of unreasonability
waiting to laud falsity to heights unwarranted
within this impossible dream-of-a-life covered by
the exterior preferences of in-fashion style on
runways of adoration's undulated approval
suffering a behind-the-smile monumental cavity
gaping like some wide-mouthed canyon gouged
by the ages and stratified in mortified compliance to
expose itself layer by layer to the explorer who
nonetheless discovers that if she would just drop
the discombobulated illusion that imperfection
warrants incrimination by broken confessions of
unworthiness settling instead for the natural
effulgence of an unhindered, unfettered, unleashed
openness beyond the refined conjectures of
all the what-if insinuations that mean nothing and
if she abandoned the imagined complications of
the illusory wisps of invented implications
blowing through her ways-of-the-world-weary
heart she'd come face-to-face with the reflected
reality that true beauty is not a daily-worn artificial
barrier behind which one stockpiles doubts or
fears but an active living principle of natural growth
which is the thing itself which speaks for itself
and which indeed clarifies in its ineffable way
through its own reality that true beauty is itself.
© 2013 NavWorks Press and DE Navarro. All rights reserved.
Published in Dare to Soar, 2013. Available at any bookstore worldwide.
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