Ought to

by nicolecallihan

As Pretty Does

If pretty is as pretty does
and does is sitting on a stair

If the stair is nothing but a dirty gem
and the gem is stand-in for the sky

If sky is stars and stars are bread
If all that’s white is really red

If you are me and I am you
If fat is thin and thin is true

Then do be pretty and do be swell
and throw your nevers into the well

For if in the end I ache with ought
Then sell me now my soul is bought