i found her outside

like a willow tree with no leaves

she was b e a u t i f u l

she was stoic and solid

and solemn as a dead plant

she stood far taller than any other marble girl

and i couldn't deny

she was a m a z i n g

so i fell for her

and she still stood

a dormant flower encased in ice

a statue of a goddess

she was s t u n n i n g

aphrodite