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Dress-up

Posted on: February 22, 2012

Startled to see
Charcoal-rimmed eyes
staring back at me
from my reflection in coffee
Black.

You sit
ashing your cigarette
on gray stones of patio

We laugh about time, circumstance.
You look at me
I look down
at new stiletto boots
Boots I wouldn’t think of buying before
now.
Now, when I’m to act sophisticated, mature

I am happy we can laugh like children
I still feel like a child
especially around you
older, smoother

In these moments
I know I’m in love with you
When I feel you looking at me,
and it makes me shy and insecure,
When I look at myself and see a girl
dressed beyond her years,
And then you see the image I project as me
Woman
I am suddenly secure
beautiful.

You ignore my naivete

And we embrace each other
as equals.

 

(2003)

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