Her beauty was within

Hidden and thin

She never believed, 

Inner beauty 

Never released  

Her external attributes 

Were her beginning 

And her end

Tattoos and piercings 

A trap for flawed men

He gazed at her tattoos 

Traced them with his eyes

Her tongue piercing 

Was magnetic 

Concealing all her lies

She could not have him

Felt left on a shelf

So she made a part of him

And kept it for herself 

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Vivian Zems

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