The Real Beauty is Reality

Publicity perfection,

posed for the rest of the world.

Measured light, cropped and spun – 

every shot is meant to stun. 

Symbols of us used as props – 

a promise around your neck, 

our book in leather, held tight – 

no other signs could burn so bright.

But the best pictures of you 

are out of focus, over-exposed – 

memories meant just for me… 

the part of you the world doesn’t see.

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8 thoughts on “The Real Beauty is Reality

    • Those are my favourite lines too. If I remember right, they were written first – they were the ‘note’ to Anto and I think I added the rest to flesh it out and explain more fully. I hadn’t thought about it in that way before. Thank you!

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