"An Ode to the Perfectionist"
Abigail Rose Richards
your Virgo tendencies
naturally seek perfection in everything you do;
to color outside the lines is a nightmare.
Surely they would not approve!
The countless erasers you have gone through,
just to meet the impossible extinction
of your inevitable imperfections.
How many projects have been disposed of
just because they have not met to your
highest of standards?
Love and let go;
embrace the artistic challenge,
but do not wane away
from your flawed uniqueness.
you are as close to perfection in my eyes.