Admirable Comparison

Admiring her from a distance

Scrolling through her Instagram feed

Thinking to myself

*This girl is perfect*

The sudden thought crossing my mind

*I wish I was her*


Until the distance closes in

And I’m admiring her from within

Suddenly, it’s not her bright blonde hair

But her resilient spirit

Not her beautiful green eyes

But the way she tries to be kind

To everyone


And I realize nobody is perfect

We all fall short


And maybe it’s the way she’s so smooth with her words

All sounding natural

Loving like a hug but really she’s just speaking her heart

Or maybe it’s the way when I look at her

I think of art


But all I know

Is when I look at her

I’ve never more simultaneously wanted to

Be someone else

But also wanted to be the best version

Of myself