I love you black and blue

by You Have My Word

I love you, beaten black and blue

Beauty is in the eye
of the beholder,
so look me in the eye.
Swollen, puffy visage
I hold you –
I fold you in two:
Black and blue from beatings
the world has dished you
(diminished you).
So take my heart
and I’ll give you
a dollar for your dreams.