If only...
I wasn't a beast
A koopa with a weird growth disorder
You might not
cower.
We might have a conversation
Possibly be friends,
Maybe,
Something more.

If only...
I were the plumber saving the princess
I wouldn't
be the bad guy
The person who's keeping you captive
Because
He's too self conscious
To meet in a cafe
Because everyone would scream
Monster.

If only
You could see past the outer shell
And see me from the inside
For who
I really am.