Simple Virtue

     for Tiffany


The beauty of youth

   exceeding mere truth

   You stand in silent expression

The stains in your eyes

   from tearing goodbyes

   More painful than sullen repression


Your innocence lost

   from timeless exhaust

   You’re elegant innocence bleeds

Your smile is dark

   but true beauty is art

   The passionate princess still pleads


Look deep in your soul

   and find treasure untold

   Infinite mystery I see

You seek to find ending

   from troubles unbending

   But there’s so much more you could be


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