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The Beautiful Beast

the beast was beauty
or some dream of it
imagined and talked of by all
seen by none
it was sublime, untouchable,
pitiless, cruel,
 in its hideous scales
i see my own reflection
my own vanity, pride, insecurity
mirrored and magnified
and 
it made you
look into my eyes
and see not me
but some caricature of itself
binaryillusion binaryillusion 26-30, F May 19, 2010

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