Monday, September 14, 2009

Beautiful Girls

They say that
pretty girls
are a dime a dozen
&
it's true.

But some are truly
special.

Some are not
porcelain dolls
so ready to be broken
waiting
for the slightest
touch
of your
fingertips
the slightest
smile
on your lips
to validate
her existence.

Some are not
silicone
and fantasy
living only
to be your
true love
for one night.

Some are
REAL.

Some are so
black velvet
sweet wine
chocolate-covered cherry
smooth

&
so
watermelon
while you catch
fireflies
on your tongue
sweet

&
so
stars
die
in her
blue
eyes
beautiful

You have to
touch her

You have to
taste her

You have to
watch her
every move

you have to
love her
forever
no matter
how hard
you fight it

You have to
want her
all of her
near you
with you
in you
until it hurts

You have to
chase her
because you're so
afraid
you might miss
a single
sparkling
moment
that you can't
breathe

You have to
accept her
for better
for worse
because
nothing you say
nothing you do
will change her

& sometimes
you have to
let
her
go

Because you cannot
hold a
butterfly
in your hands
forever
without breaking her
wings

You cannot catch
the lightning
with your teeth

&
you cannot
love a girl
like butterflies
and lightning
and disco glitter perfection
and keep her
in a box

I know
because once
i was in love
with the most
beautiful
girl
in the world.

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