The pursuit of beauty especially on the surface level
is a mirage that continually makes a fool of us all.
If I say I love you for your beauty,
because there’s none like you
and I see that only on the surface,
then I have cheated both you and myself.
I cheat myself because I was shallow and went for the low hanging fruit.
I cheat you because I failed to see the depths of your true beauty.
A heart so rich and a smile so wide,
a woman with so much knowledge
and a soul that never ages.