Don’t Call Me Pretty

 

 

”Don’t call me pretty or beautiful

Don’t fall in love with the arch in my back or the fullness of my lips

For I cannot be held responsible for such distractions

Call me hard work

Call me complicated

Call me art

Because that way when you stay

I can believe it’s for all the right reasons

It’s far too much effort being ‘pretty’ for you.”

an extract from Firstborn