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November 03, 2018

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Good column. I bet Heather Newman could write a knockout ode to lipsticks. -- DL

thanks for the prompt, David Lehman -

love,
your lipstick

face it
you’re stuck on me
you kept me in your back pocket
until things got messy
you tried to gloss over
my smooth lines
put on a pouty pout
but I can spot a rough chap anywhere

sure, go to town and make up stuff
paint it red – I remain
your faithful weapon
of age destruction – kiss kiss
I smack of honey
just lick my lips

actually, I think my last two lines should be reversed:

lick my lips
I smack of honey


Good poem, Heather. I love "a rough chap." DL

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