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Not understanding the mechanics of 
a boy's mind, Mother often said,
“Beauty is only 

skin deep,”

A hypothesis far too wide
For me, with eyes,
and whirling imagination  

to leap.

She meant well, of course,
hoping a sweet and sensible

to reap.

Mother placed her faith in character
and upbringing over female 
design and shape

to keep.

But, oh, Mother dear, forgive the
 lovely visions that kept me
tossing and turning in 

my sleep.

. . . j
from the Senses and More Such collection

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