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I see her in your smile
that perfect girl I hate
whose faces are flawless--
both of them
You can't let me have it, can you?
I'm not allowed to be the best
at this
or that
or anything on the side
It's impossible to be good enough

Ah, little one, but life is never fair

My dear, you are the girl
who drowned
when she tried to kill the woman reflected there
in the water too still, too deep
I will watch and wait
for your wax wings to melt in the sun

22 July 2000