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Comparison | Megan Elliott

Comparison is a monster

A man-made fabrication

A myth designed

To keep us in a heady state of

Frustration

Reaching for the next product

That promises salvation

It breeds starvation and

Feeds off the stench of

Self-deprecation

Comparison is a losing game

In which we are vein

For wanting to win

And failures if we don’t play

Hard enough

Don’t forget that it was made this way

To trap us in a cycle of shame

Where we are easier to manipulate

Into smaller, more manageable shapes

Comparison was made to keep us tamed


Megan Preston Elliott

She/Her

Instagram: @wordsbymeganpreston

“I am a poet, sculptor, writer and founder of Assemblage Magazine, an art magazine run by artists for artists. I have published online and in print in several magazines including Brenda Magazine and F*EMS Zine. My poem ‘New Skin’ was selected for inclusion in New River Press’ anthology ‘SMEAR: Expanded Reissue’. I have a degree in Fine Art from City & Guilds of London Art School, where I was awarded a prize for my writing by Art Monthly magazine. I am a queer, femme, cis-woman who also loves yoga, dogs, podcasts, gigs & going to therapy.”


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