Apologies

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Casey Dobson
Staff Writer


To all the girls I’ve called pretty
Before I called you mesmerizing
Brilliant
Vibrant
Entrancing
A kaleidoscope of humanity
I am truly
Deeply
Sorry
I am sorry that I made it sound as though the
marvel of your existence
Could be reduced down to 6 empty letters
I am sorry that I took a world so wide
And tried to squish it into a frame
Sculpted out of unsatisfied male standards
I am sorry that I used your shell
To describe your soul
If I’ve called you pretty
Before I’ve told you how inspiring you are
For the way your laugh bubbles out of you
When your body is so happy it can’t contain it
If I’ve called you pretty
Before I’ve told you how you were a goddess
For the way you glide through this world
With the ease of the wind that envied you
If I’ve called you pretty
Before I’ve told you how you light up this world
With the warmth of the thousand candles
That your smile can light up
I am sorry
We are so much more

 

Originally Published in Bandersnatch Vol. 48 Issue 04 on October 24, 2018