For her, a selfish prayer...

Beauty is a rare thing.

I see it sometimes, in hallways and on sidewalks, always in the silent gaze of some glowing misft…

In it, there is no seduction, no familiar human lust,
Nor is there the novelty of conversation…
Only purity,
Nature.
Nothing so shallow as for words to describe.

It passes by,
Silent among the aimless chatter and quarrel that fills the filtered air,
Drifting along in clouded lays,
Lowing to itself, illuminated,
Calm blinks of melancholy
Laughing away a neurotic mess.

Silent eyes catch restless ones,
Lulling them wide in a hollow round,
If only for a second.

I sleep in them forever,
As in beauty’s twisted, smiling tone
They whisper this to me:

You are a coward,
A dreg-bound and rusty shell.

You are passive decay,
A nowhere island, nameless and uninhabited.

I am not yours to admire.
I am not yours to hold.
I do not belong to you.

You are sick and lonely,
Worthless and impossible.

You are pathetic; small and disturbed.
You are not so smart.
I do not belong to you.
I will not speak with you.
And you’ve no one to blame but your own petty self.

A blink; a turn of the head as the words cease their incursion,
Life goes alight as a May-flight zeppelin…
The past, a recurring hell,
The future, where nothing goes wrong or right,
Her, some messianic delusion of change that I’ve yet to release…
A laugh, as always, to keep myself protected,
Unexposed.
Mysterious.
An enigma of absolute nothing.

I am a coward.
I am a romantic.
I am a cruel joke of God.

For her, a selfish prayer...

Breathe

Joined January 2008

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