The Pursuit of Perfection
In the Constitution,
nobody wrote it as “life, liberty,
and the pursuit of perfection.”
(And if they did, they were lying.)
Now today people walk around
with heavy overcoats filled with lies,
looking for the “perfect” this, selling the “perfect” that,
and sometimes it seems that life and liberty
But you don’t wear overcoats.
In fact you’re quite the light packer,
saying that you don’t mind the cold.
And you’re stubborn,
and you’re disorganized,
and you’re pretty shy when it comes to conversation
and don’t have much faith in your place in the American education system.
But like many people finding their way,
I wasn’t in this race
for the pursuit of perfection.
And yet it was in you that I found it.