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November 03, 2018


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

thanks for the prompt, David Lehman -

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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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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