beautiful from a distance

there was something about her
the way she seemed to have
too much spirit
to hold inside one body
she spoke in poetry
to a world that would never understand her
and loved
in ways most could not comprehend
her bones were made of pure passion
and her hair was stitched of stars
there was too much life in her
to be contained by mere flesh
and in her eyes there was a fire
though beautiful from a distance
when you got up close
you were sure it would consume you


January 2, 2020