You are not a premeditated list
or a recipe of imperfection.
You are not recorded
inventory of adjectives that
design a flawless human being.
You are not a checklist of
qualities that make a good person.

You are raw and flawed.
You are broken tiles that create
artwork. You are a rainy day
that forms a beautiful rainbow.
You are an ugly sweater
that warms your heart all day.

You are imperfection in every sense
of the word; but I love
you twice as much for it.

-Julie Martinez