Original article posted by thewendy:

What it means to be beautiful

is easy at age 3
simple syllables laughing
color of each new space

is taken at age 8
having long lashes light
eyes every man wants
to touch between thighs

is broken at age 16
deep dancing dislocated
wall thrown lace shoulder

is owned at age 21
night within walls
falls asleep on top of her again
she stares afraid of dream screams

is needed now
to be swayed softly
back to love of touch
of own skin