The Leap That Kills

And in that time they fell.
Not in love, but away.
From the society that had raised him to believe
That she would never be enough,
That her hair didn't reach her back,
And her voice cracked when she talked or sang,
Were seriously damaging flaws.
He could not love what could not compare to the ideals,
There was not enough of the siren in her
For him to see the beauty she held inside,
Even if it wasn't always visible,
Even if she showered him in it everyday.
These lips, they would not meet.
These hearts, they could not beat as one.

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