sex is just two bodies,
it is not pretty.
and neither is nine months later,
when the thing pops out and looks like your stomach turned inside out.
little girls with freckles are not pretty
and they just get their Easter dresses muddy.
acoustic guitars are not pretty, and there's always someone making money off of it.
the mona lisa? not pretty. art is fucked.
engagement rings and even worse promise rings just reek of sentimentality.
and are not pretty.
jane fonda in Barbarella was as close as we've ever been duped but looking back even she doesn't think it was pretty.
but pretty is juvenile, pretty is for 7th grade vocabulary and beginner french. we've moved past pretty to something deeper, at least we write, paint, sing and talk like we have.
but even cynics have moments of weakness.
like when sylvia's in the fountain
and tells marcello, "come here".
that was pretty.