Beauty is Beast- Neil Slevin

It’s easy for beautiful people

to say beauty’s not important

I thought aloud (on our first date) to one

of the most beautiful women I’ve seen.


I’m still trying to explain what I mean.

Yes, it’s in the eye of the beholder

but mostly it’s held by the owner

and it doesn’t always sink in.


Often it dies outside on the skin

of a body still walking, talking but aged,

ends up buried somewhere between

the eye of one whose splendour faded

and the photos they hold of has-been.

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