A Poem: #832 Is My Color

Lipstick 4#832 is My Color.
Took me a long time to find it,
easily 40 years.
You see they keep re-naming it,
re-formulating it,
re-packaging it,
with every glorious, glamourous update.
But I found it.
This time around it’s “Unending Amber”.
Discontinued now.
I’ve worn the next-to-last tube
down to the nub of ickyness.
I consider, then savor, each sparing application
Starting with the shape,
the fill,
the smudge,
the pout,
the smile.
It’s empowering to hear the muffled click
as the case snaps shut,
and I rise to leave
into the chill of a clear October evening.


About inkenheimer

Inkenheimer is a writer, designer, smart-ass Boomer, kitchen witch extraordinaire, and ultimately a dreamer who believes that life is so much better when you live inside your head. She resides with her family in beautiful Michigan, land of four seasons and great lakes. For fun she cooks and bakes, designs jewelry for the Vanity Review Emporium, watches movies, and collects unusual words.
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