my eyes search

for honesty

as i undress your

lanky girlish quiver

sprawled upon a perfect canvas

revealing the contour of thin porcelain lies

that you allow to crumble

into shell and shard.

you rest unearthed

no longer afraid of yourself,

who you might become in my eyes –

and deeply through locked pearls

we search the diamond

not to change

never to destroy

but to paint


as you are.


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