Woman with flowers.
Photo by Ava Sol on Unsplash.

no way to be beautiful.


they stole souls by starving them
they demanded to change their skin
only good enough to be enslaved
and sexualized.

they change the paradigm in every given century
what was pitiful and wrong
is now a holy grail
curves suddenly encouraged
tanned skin, but not too dark.
Unreachable for many
all difference vilified,
the fallen bone-like devils
hit the ground so hard

I will teach my kids resilience
and kindness within,
it can never be beautiful
to suffocate in frames
others build.