“We should meet”, she says to her long-time phone date.
“I’m ugly.”, he says
” Beauty is skin deep”, she says already in love with his silky voice and generous heart.
“Even children run away from me”, a sad laugh.
“Because they don’t know to look someone in the eyes, see deep into the soul where true beauty lies”, she says.
Sitting across him at the cafe she struggles to look him in the eye. It would have helped if the other eye wasn’t where the ear should be, she thinks.
Beauty ,unfortunately, matters.
PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy
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