“Why?”, Mike Luckovich, Pulitzer-Winning Political Cartoonist (1 of 4)

Plinky.com asked me whether I would rather be super intelligent or extremely good looking.

Why
impose
this axis
with brain
opposed
to body?

Why
one way or the other
when I am both
and neither
only in the eyes
of another?

Why
consider
this thought
worthy
of time, love and care?

Why
pursue
some state
we feel isn’t within us
already?

Give me the intelligence
to challenge what I think

Give me the beauty
to love my wrinkles and flaws

Give me the love
to accept
the me
the you
the we
that can choose
to say

What I am is enough

What you are is enough

What we are is enough

This relativity game
leaves me tired
and jaded
Sad that so many search
for something they’ve
always been

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