Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt #466: (Adjective) (Noun)


Red Lipstick

It was her 3-second teeth whitener,
her lip balm on steroids,
her make love, not war paint,
but in its absence,
she was able to go incognito.



Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt #412: Name Tag


Lip Service

Her name was Vix—
short for Victoria (with a secret)—
and for something else,
for those who knew her intimately.
She left her mark on the world—
on her children’s cheeks,
her husband’s lips,
her lover’s letters—
a mark that one could define
as neither pink nor red,
but was called “Love is On”
by Revlon.