Poem-a-Day April 2019 Writer’s Digest Challenge #11. Theme: Dedication #aprpad


Six Swipes & a Smack

From Downtown Brown to Undead Red,
lipstick brightened her smile,
made her lips look like Marilyn’s (you know the one),
& its calling card always let her know which glass was hers.
Lip gloss was simply the ganache
on the entrance to her cakehole.

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 11


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.