Never Good Enough

Gabrielle Ryan

Find no balance between
Hard Work and fun
Find balance between pressure and stress
Watch as they overflow onto each other
Interlocking to create
A haunting nightmare.

Never find satisfaction
She told me I could never be enough
So I never was

Exceptional is the standard
Excellent is not good enough
Satisfactory is a sin

They say there is no perfect
but there is
I know there is
Because it’s constantly demanded

What are we
If not carbon copies
Of those who created us
Inheriting their looks
As well as
Their standards.