Katie


Melancholy
Bitter disappointment
Empathy and grief
Sorrow for a stranger
Anguish drawn out by what she represents.

Unfortunate life coupled with foolish choices
A perpetual shattered, distorted mirror
Lovely, sweet, and devoted to her own destruction.

Radiant in his eyes
Proving radiance is far from rare to him
Yet, not applicable to me.

She’s common yet unattainable
Absolutely beautiful but not uniquely so
And, in his eyes, far more beautiful than me.

She represents failure
Every fault I have
The futility of past hopes
Proof that I am inferior and replaceable
A standard I can never meet.

And only through love and pride have I been able
To overcome the grief of that
Which I can never hope to attain.

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