I don't believe in painted red nails
she once said.
or rouge or matt lipstick.
It doesn't play well.
It's cheap in a way. She said.
And it hurts my image. Okay, red nail polish on my toes during winter
might work, and rouge as a contour down my neck might do --
But matt lipstick! Please!
Her lips glistened as she hesitated, biting the corner of her mouth...
All I really need is a little lip balm with honey ----
and I remember her
pouting with her lips
and turning to kiss me
reaching with her kisses
with honey on her lips ...
always with a smile.
Painted ladies are drama without passion she once said.
I really must agree.