myuglylove

My ugly love, you’re a messy chestnut

My beauty, you are pretty as the wind.

Ugly: your mouth is big enough for two mouths.

Beauty: your kisses are fresh as new melons.

Ugly: where did you hide your breasts?

They’re meager, two little scoops of wheat.

I’d much rather see two moons across your chest,

two huge proud towers.

Ugly: not even the sea contains things like your toenails.

Beauty: flower by flower, star by star, wave by wave,

Love, I’ve made an inventory of your body:

My ugly one, I love you for your waist of gold;

my beauty, for the wrinkle on your forehead.

My Love: I love you for your clarity, your dark.

Pablo Neruda