Image

Makeup.
.
I met a lady
with skin
of powder and dried liquid.
She seemed to feel
that fresh application
was needed
secondly.
.
It was her great fear
that we would all
see the flaws beneath
and mock.
But it was quite the opposite
that occurred.
.
With her
frequent administrations,
we all noticed
and saw
the insecurities
lurking beneath.
.
~
.
Jewelry.
.
A man
denied his butterfly-ship
in a shrinking caterpillar childhood,
rushed at his freedom chance,
right before my eyes.
.
He gobbled up
everything he had yearned for
in youth
and appeared
in a glimmering collection of glass
befitting of his childhood dreams.
.
To us who had grown up
allowed to explore
our gaudy sides,
he appeared a five-year-old
princess.
But to himself,
he was a queen.
.
~
.
Fashion.
.
Somewhere there is
a tiny girl
who wants to be a gentleman,
but is dressed
like a doll.
.
She has been
growing up
with the doll image
being imprinted
subconsciously
and consciously attempting
to be the gentleman.
It’s quite a menagerie
of image.
.
When she finds
the other gentleman-wannabes,
they reject her
for being too femme
and say that to them,
she is practically
invisible.
.
~
.
Perception.
Makeup.
Jewelry.
Fashion.
Self image.

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