Saturday, July 28, 2012

lipstick everywhere

all the lipsticks on the counter at a meet n' greet.

here's the array of lipwear in the house today.

sometimes i feel sorry for c., like today, when he heard about the levels of lipstick:  from mac to nars, from wet n' wild to revlon.  the consensus is that chanel is the best for high-end, e.l.f. for low.  revlon lip butters  for low but not rock bottom.

sometimes i feel sorry for boys who don't wear lipstick.  where's the fun in that?

sometimes i write poems about lipstick

four—the eternal nature of god

unborn, undying. . . i come into being through my own magic

*
a thousand hands
holding
a thousand tubes
of chanel red
no. 5
& 
painting the roses
for men 
to gaze upon—
the beautiful lips
of god
arrayed &
speaking at once

4 comments:

  1. Awesome poem! I love when something as quotidian as a lipstick gets transformed that way. I have been wearing MAC for 25 years, always in varying shades of red.

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    1. you're my red lipstick inspiration!

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  2. Love. Funny, I was just surveying my dwindling collection and thinking it's time to restock. I'm going to hit the MAC counter soon, for the first time in my life.

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    1. have fun at the mac counter. hope you find at least a little spark of joy in a fresh tube of russian red.

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