pause the anime for a minute

you’re not so different now  
from that feathery light
wide-eyed little Cindy-Lou Who  
with pineapple hair and angel-shaped lips  
your belly laugh was the most perfect sound I’d ever heard  
could bring joy to a rock with the honesty in it and I’d do
so many embarrassing things  
just to watch it bling across your cheeks  
now, you can touch the door jamb  
without even standing on tippy-toes  
and it’s amusing, the way you obsess over your hair  
your newfound stock in vegetarianism  
[but just for an experiment]  
celebrating when you kill it in chemistry  
when you’re happy with yourself,
pokey jabs and jokes in the dreary greys  
and for all your Eeyore mantras and spaghetti arm claims  
you’re stronger than you let on  
then you ask me if you’re pretty sometimes  
and I want to scream because how the fuck did I let you  
get to where you have to ask  
and how far did I fail  
for you to feel the need for affection  
is weakness  
and how can you possibly hide  
that scrunchy, angel-lipped cheeser  
those wide aqua blues behind your hair  
truly believing you’re not robbing us all  
of the sort of Cindy-Lou Who delight  
that is you
Written by Jestalessa
Published | Edited 24th May 2022
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originally published Jan 2021
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