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The Minds Construction 

The pursuit of beautiful, flawless “looking” skin and figure above all else has ruined intimacy. 

I understand camouflaged imperfections or highlighting certain attributes; but when you go to great lengths to completely cover your natural look for a reconstructed appearance which can be left on the bathroom vanity at the end of the night; then your magical behind should not be walking around talking about how you can’t find a man. 

He can’t find you either; not beneath all the cement and lies.

One of the things I love (and truly fear) about intimacy is trusting enough to reveal who you are flaws and all. 

Through the power of Social Media the world may see you through fantasy eyes but that distant admiration is nothing compared to having one person viewing you at your most exposed. 

The uncomfortable journey towards being comfortable “naked” (physically, mentally, spiritually, financially, sexually etc…) is how you begin to know YOUR self. (did you think I was going to say each other? Nope.) 

Self love is at the helm of loving others and remember he will never see you if you can’t see yourself first. 

If you don’t feel steered in the right direction in your life then ask yourself “what exactly am I covering?” 

There’s no art to find the minds construction in the face – William Shakespeare (MacBeth)


Iya Isoke is Poet Laureate, Emeritus for the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

She lives in Philadelphia where she works, plays and observes the subtle nuances of life.

Then writes about it.

She can be reached at 

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About The "SoKey" Experience

Each morning I wake I pour myself into a goblet, slowly inhaling the scent of my own faults, swirling them around the glass, allowing them to breath, then I sip, allowing my own inconsistencies to soak my tongue before swallowing. If I am tipsy from my own frailties - I'm less likely to become drunk on yours. -SoKey (introspection)


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