What Beauty Never Knows

true beauty never knows
what it gives the world,
never sees the way
it moves the tides.
but once
you were Helen of Troy
and you have been reborn
through centuries
to teach the world
about beauty.
you are the hope
given to those of us
lost at sea, to keep us
fighting against the waves
to make it home.
maybe true beauty
never sees itself,
but the waves and I do.