Hiding Imperfections

She’s too busy
hiding her imperfections
away from the world.

She does not know
that everyone else
is doing the same thing.

She does her best
to cover up behind
surgery, makeup,
and expensive things.

but when no one is looking,
behind closed doors she takes off all her
expensive clothes and jewelry
to reveal the scars her pounds of makeup hides.
Her long, flowing hair is just a wig
to hide her balding scalp,
and the surgeries she’s had
has left her with scars
worst than the ones she had before.