We poets are weird people

I hate the way that beautiful has come to mean pretty. Beautiful should be more than physical. It should refer to the totality of the person. Not merely physical but their mind, heart and soul.

I hate that when I say to someone, “You are beautiful.” It is interpreted as me saying pretty. If I had meant pretty, I would have said pretty.

This is probably me just being weird poet about word choices. It’s just that I choose words for specific reasons and to have those reasons subverted to lesser meanings is infuriating.