Nude Lipstick

Nude Lipstick

A Poem by Sarah Marie

A nude shade is a woman’s bane--


What use do I have for a tint

No more colorful than my own skin?




Whether stick or stain, it is meant

To adorn the woman and mark the man,

Not disguise itself in plain sight.




How can you paint kisses down a lover’s line

When the color matches the canvas?

It cannot smear my cheek and mingle

With the natural blush from a lover’s kiss,

A sign of passions unprovoked;

It cannot brand a man with the fire

Of fervor or stake claim on a woman’s

Territory where others might dare to tread.




Some men might wonder the true tone

Behind a woman’s kiss, but others are content

In knowing just what lies beyond the sheets.




Sooner would I bare my soul, my teeth, myself

Than wear a shade invisible to the naked eye--

Natural in all its naked glory, yet vanishing

As soon as it is applied.


© 2017 Sarah Marie

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chuckling here... so much ado about ...nothings...

I like the "marking" your territory thought.

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Sarah Marie
Sarah Marie

my own world...come visit me!, SC

Aspiring starving artist: Bachelor's degree in English, minor in professional writing, concentration in writing, unofficial concentration in British literature...2017 more..