"Pretty"

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
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Submitted: March 22, 2008

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“Pretty”
 
“Pretty” reminds me of piano keys.
 
Of summer evenings,
when the air kisses your bare
shoulders as you lounge on the porch,
with a glass of no-longer-cold iced tea.
 
It reminds me of lace
against a bare throat,
delicate and soft and
fluttering with every breath you take.
 
Of footprints
in the bare sand of a beach,
right before the foam smoothes it clean
again.
 
“Pretty” reminds me of a million things:
a million moments of
ethereal,
gauzy,

unfulfilled possibilities.

 
It’s like the time I stood
naked
in front of the mirror at home,
and
wondered how a person
—such as me—
is allowed to
exist.
 
“Pretty,”
but not
“beautiful.”


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