Aishah Ansari

Poetry Day 20

October 20, 2013

Day 20: Love Letters, Not What You Are Expecting

From Clear Nail Polish to Nails
Dear Nails,
I hope to keep this short, like you.
I have been told time and time again that you will change your appearance, that is true.
But I am happy to help make you look pretty,
I help you cover up the breaks, chips, and yellowing.
I'm glad I can help you feel pretty on the outside, but what about on the inside?
You're so rough with yourself, have you realized that?
I'm glad I can help you look presentable,
but can't you see- no one looks at you any more differently 
when one of us are on you or not.
At least it helps with your self esteem though- 
With the pretty colors, the glitter, and shine.
I know you won't forever be mine,
But I'm glad I am the last thing you paint onto your mask,
which makes me the first thing people see
Sometimes I add the shine to the darkest black which is your day,
or I help make the orange brighter in May, and
Sometimes I help keep intact the glitter that helps you sparkle, but are you sparkling on the inside?
Didn't think so. 
I hope one day you forget the others, and only use me, because I'm all you need really. 
But until then I will be there for you to help you look pretty, if that's what helps you.

Clear Nail Polish


xo Aishah Ansari

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