i wipe my mouth with serviette and keep it shut

since your flaring eyes and nostrils fiasco
i’ve a changed face
just for you
i’ve chosen to be inarticulate
lock my words
preserve my dignity
act like a lady
maturity is a burning lipstick
intercepted by cool breeze
always speak kindly

by mary ann blinkhorn

7 thoughts on “i wipe my mouth with serviette and keep it shut

  1. simonhlilly says:

    Last three lines, kinesthetic delight!

  2. sedge808 says:

    ‘maturity is a burning lipstick’
    Love it ❤

  3. OOh – I LOVE the line “maturity is a burning lipstick”. That speaks volumes.

  4. Ben Naga says:

    Least said soonest mended., as they say.

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