Lipstick

02/15/14

If the color matches her fingernails, she wants to please you. If it matches her
toenails she is bored. If it matches her underwear she is interested in other men.
Whatever she says you will watch her lips. They may not agree with the words they
release. They may ask for your handkerchief. Your tongue. Your life.
If you forget to look away as she replaces this delicate, confusing membrane,
intimate and whispering in its own confessional languages, she may cling and desperately marry.



Rich Ives is the author of Tunneling to the Moon: A Psychological Gardener’s Book of Days currently being published in serial @ Silenced Press everyday in 2014 and forthcoming in paperback. Begin from the beginning, catch up, read daily. Just refer to the Burrow Guide.