I can't be who you want me to be.

I can't live up to your impossible standards.

Or maybe I just dont want to...

I don't want to be your perfect cookie-cutter child.

I don't want to set a perfect example.

And maybe I don't need to...

I don't need to stand out from the crowd.

I don't need to do everything the right way.

And maybe I don't have to...

I don't have to bend over backwards to please you.

I dont have to have your approval to validate my actions.

All I have to do is be myself.

Because all that matters is how I see myself.

And I think

My imperfections...

Are PERFECT.