There is nothing about anyone that you love
Do not tell me how you love their eyes
I HAVE EYES
And I have spent my whole life
Why mine weren’t good enough
I wish you had told me instead
The truth I couldn’t know in my solitude
The truth that love is like salt.
I wish you had told me that people are like elements,
Together we are explosions or raspberries or cures for cancer
But when your uninteresting eyes met her uninteresting eyes
Together, you were salt
I didn’t understand why I wasn’t good enough
I couldn’t see the difference between her eyes and mine
But I would have understood salt.