sexy, slightly scary (just like her sweet self)


She’s sweet like a friend

Yet sexy, slightly scary

Like no one other

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You like her. She smiles

The smile of one who knows that

That liking you feel

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Likes her for her self

Like she wishes she could too

But she doesn’t like

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Like herself… She says

She can’t explain how she likes 

What she likes in words

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She has this dream

In which she merges in her

Lies of love with others like

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She’s living some truth

Neither selfish nor selfless

– Like her to be both –

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Sweet, wholesome, love-scarred

And sexy, exposed – scared that

She’s just like herself

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But is not herself –

Like no one else is oneself:

We’re like each other.