how can a person be called "the best"?
isn't that wrong and unhealthy and toxic
no less than a cursed utopia?
isn't it just meaningless expectation
that sets us up for an everest of disappointments?
isn't it like a mirage
promising dates but feeding us sand instead?
like being trapped in a burning room or
a locked car drowning in a ferocious river
isn't it as much suffocating?
isn't "perfect" illusionary and
"best" a mere misconception?
isn't it all a hoax-
maybe more unreal
than the myth of Loch Ness herself?
flawed each one of us is
we strive to be our best,
putting in everything,
giving it our all;
we don't deny flaws
but painstakingly learn
to fill the flawed craters
and transform them into lakes of lessons;
we don't fear mistakes
especially the ones yet to be made
but sincerely try not to repeat them once made
if not once, then at least twice or thrice.
to appreciate a person
by bestowing them with "The Best"