The Collective Image of Average

So am I still living
up to the social standards,
where we are all on Cloud nine,
battling our own imperfections.

Have I reached the collective
image of average
Am I thin enough to be
considered a fraction of beautiful?

Every breath, every minute of mine
is to be worth a goddamn dime.

So are you going to strip me of
my worth
and make me go through it all again
to corrupt my Heart
and Beat it with a cane?