As the makeup slowly dissolves beneath the soap and water, so does the girl you’ve grown to know
the hours spent gazing into those carefully lined cat eyes
have now turned into blank slits, on the empty face you thought you knew every detail of…
She covers her face,
even though she realizes this is futile.
She hopes he can look at her as he once did,
when the waves were the backdrop, and the sunshine and wind
emphasized her attractive features…
as he swallowed, taking in this new scenery before him,
he realized the same girl was there
the mask she presented herself as everyday, no longer was
but the vital parts of who she was,
and thats all he could ask for
the eyeliner didn’t change her eyes
and how she saw life,
the eyeshadow didn’t take away from her sharp wit
or hide the crinkles around her eyes that bunched up whenever she
though no longer covering her thin lashes,
didn’t cover her ability to love and feel compassion for others.
though now pale cheeks and skin,
she was still the same girl that carried a passion and vivacity for living life.
The attraction he had for her didnt leave despite her shallow fears
it only grew because now he felt as if he knew her more
he fell for her vulnerability
and with that she became even more beautiful in his sight.
he grabbed her in embrace and looked at her like the beautiful woman he
had always seen her as
he knew he could kiss her naked face forever
and she knew she would never have to conceal the beauty that lay within
the beauty that he had just begun to show her….