Topless Dreamer

Your beauty is evident
When you post topless
Pictures online. I am not
Referring to your perfectly
Shaped breasts–your
Delicious chocolate buds–
Or the diamond stud gleaming
From your umbilicus.
It is that you are confident
Enough to expose the soft
Flesh covering your heart
To the world. Self-doubt
Is a poison that discolors
Skin and soul like jaundice.
You, however, remain
A deep shade of love–
Face hidden under hair
And behind a swirling
Dream of smoke.

Copyright 2012
A. J. Hayes
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