What I want you to see

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Her eyes

Grass and leaves and earth

Lily pads and ice and sea

 

Her hair

Light and sand and gold

Sun and glimmer and fire

 

Her smile 

Small and fragile and soft 

Tainted and ambiguous and hurt

 

Her beauty

Destined and longing and free

Fearsome and slow and wavering

 

Her love 

Unwritten

 

And this is what I wanted you to see

A girl with so much and so little

A slut and a prude 

A loser and a queen

 

Because what the TV didn't show us

Awoke in me

I realized my freedom 

In a world without screens

 

And what our mothers didn't warn us about 

I saw in the idea of you

A gentle soul with more than

A strong embrace to claim me

 

I wanted you for so long

I waited for you to see 

The broken girl in that picture 

And see her strength

 

Because the light told her 

It didn't want her

But she knew better

Than to let her headaches get her down

 

So now she is no longer waiting 

To find you

She fell in love with the search

But found a stone to throw

 

And her flesh didn't seem so wrong

Nor her mind daunting

Or her expression flawed

She found the light again

 

And she no longer needs you 

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