You Can Look At Me

You can look at me if

you want to.

I know you're worried

he'll notice.

It's not something to

feel guilt over.

You are lovely.

You are smart.

You are acute.

I was writing yesterday

and i thought of you.

Such a pleasant surprise.

I wouldn't treat you like

he does.

My love is worn and hesitant.

He adores you.

So why?

Why are you staring at me?

Those marvelous rain drops

in the center of your eyes.

So innocent, so pure.

He doesn't scare me.

He is a good man

but not a strong one.

I'm afraid because you aren't.

Don't you know about boys like me?

We love vile women.

The smell of vodka on their lips,

A cigarette's stench as we rip off their clothes.

We are strangers to love.

You can look at me.

But I will never look back

The way you do.

You're entireness can't be mimicked.

I can't pretend to be anything more

Than a broken soul,

But you can look at me.

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