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I might wear skirts
that are too short and
I overdo the makeup a bit
(it smears throughout the day, making me look tired and restless)
My emotions are opaque at best,
My words cryptic and abstract
I wear my intellect as brightly
as the red lipstick I used to douse my
lips with.
I don't wear that much makeup anymore,
especially the foundation that was always
a shade off. My face feels lighter now, I shed off old skin,
layer by layer.
But I still use eyeliner that is sometimes too thick,
or too dark, but it has never been so heavy
that it washes out
the person underneath

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Catiebugg said...
Nov. 24, 2011 at 10:59 am
I agree. I love this poem. I understand everything that you are saying. Keep up the good work!!!!
 
MelodyDuh said...
Mar. 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm
Wow. This poem really moves me - good job. I can really relate.
Thank you for writing this.
 
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