You were pretty until I saw the way

You were pretty until I saw the way

you were pretty until I saw the way
your eyes swelled when you cried,
and you were pretty until I heard
how you stutter your goodbyes.
you were pretty until I saw the way
you lock your doors at night,
and you were pretty until I knew
you never felt quite right.
you were pretty until I heard
your heart’s empty plea –
but then you weren’t
pretty anymore,
you were beautiful
to me.
– k.p.k

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