Beauty, Like Energy, Cannot Be Lost
Mike Essig
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IF BEAUTY LIKE ENERGY

Cannot be lost

If that is so, pray tell me

why don’t I turn heads

anymore

when walking down the street

like I always did

until just a few years

before?

Is there some new

to me unknown

quantum physics law

that says beauty like energy

although never lost

may not be visible

to the naked eyes of the most?

How is then the beauty to

know

it is not lost

when suddenly

there are no eyes

to please

Not even a brief glance

for her to draw?