i can sit here and tell you
everything that i am,
but no matter what i say,
you’ll see what i am.

i could paint myself in color
dainty pastel frivolity.
i could wrap rags around my heart,
but no matter what i do
i can’t truly hide myself from you.

words contain many meanings
but no matter how i say it
or dress it up for you
you’ll only see what you want to.

so please be reasonable
make me averagely pretty
and consider my awkwardness unique.
i’d rather you be euphemistic
than completely honest with me.