Perfextion is a poem written by Dana Trick and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme The Best Bad Idea for the month of January




Perfect relationships,

Prefect mind,

Perfect personality,

Perfect skills,

Perfect life—

All dreams,

All killers.

What do I do with this suicidal lust?

How can I live with this festering greed?

Why do I keep drinking this fatal poison

When I know it doesn’t—shouldn’t—matter?

Free me from this chokehold,

Free me from this oath,

Free me.


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Dana Trick

First generation Mexican-Canadian-American and occasional lover of skulls and books, Dana Trick lives in Southern California where it is clearly foolish to wear black any day but she does it anyway. When she isn’t being a historian, Dana Trick spends her days writing emotional poems and weird stories, and drawing comic strips that she thinks are hilarious. She enjoys learning about the history and the various mythologies of Latin America and Asia, but her interest is mainly on the history of autism, which she has. Her work has been published on Art of Autism, the Lothlorien Poetry Journal, DeviantART, and The Ugly Writers. She wishes the reader a nice day.

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