When I look at you
I want to see
the depths of the sorrow in your eyes
the tiny creases left by a million smiles
the wrinkles and dark spots that give away
a thousand stories every time you breathe
the marks and scars on your skin
Oh dearest why won’t you let me
into your world?
Don’t cover up your beauty, with make up
another word for make-up is make-believe.
It is a false mask you wear, and it isn’t you.
Let me see the full picture, with all the flaws,
you are beautiful.