• Sun, Dec 2 2012

You’re So Pretty. If Only You’d ____


You’re so pretty. If only you would brush your hair out of your face!
You’re so pretty. If only you would lose a little weight!
You’re so pretty. If only you would move a little to the left!
You’re so pretty. If only you would stop setting yourself on fire!
You’re so pretty. If only you would cover yourself in normal human skin!
You’re so pretty. If only you would hand over the amulet!
You’re so pretty. If only you would stop screaming and close your eyes at night!
You’re so pretty. If only you would show off that darling little figure of yours!
You’re so pretty. If only you would stop bleeding!
You’re so pretty. If only you would come out of your shell!
You’re so pretty. If only you would see what I see!
You’re so pretty. If only you would take off those glasses!
You’re so pretty. If only you would take out your eyes!
You’re so pretty. If only you would put down the gun!
You’re so pretty. If only you would smile more!
You’re so pretty. If only you would smile without crying!
You’re so pretty. If only you would stop twirling long enough for me to hold you!
You’re so pretty. If only you would stop destroying entire star clusters!
You’re so pretty. If only you weren’t made entirely of frogs!
Don’t get mad at me; I’m just trying to help.

[Image via Flickr]

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  • http://twitter.com/russellbrandom Russell Brandom

    so wait is “come out of your shell” a metaphor or is there a literal shell in play here?

    • mallelis

      Actual shell. The shell is made of a thousand smaller shells, which are made of insecurity.

  • APS

    It’s a wonder any of us are sane.

  • Lisa(r)

    Oh. My. Gosh. MELIS I JUST REALIZED THAT THIS IS YOU!

  • http://twitter.com/literatechicken melanie mahoney

    At the risk of being one of those internet pedants… the word ‘stop’ is missing from the star clusters line. (You’re so pretty. If only the third last line of your writing was complete!)

    But I love all your stuff <3