Friday, August 12, 2005

an observation...


sometimes i see
in a cafe
or a gallery of art,

genteel old ladies...

impeccably dressed,
noses powdered,
lipstick artfully applied,
ever so slightly delightfully eccentric,

there was a time when i wouldn't dream of going out without my lipstick on...


4 comments:

lyn said...

I can't do genteel or impeccable, but I can do lipstick and loud - and I aspire to be eccentric.
Will that do ?

sarah said...

absolutely!

twobears said...

Lovely poem. Thanks.

Jane said...

I love this little poem. I think I'll err on the unkempt side of eccentricity as I've never worn lipstick (I look terrible in it) and I'm ever-so-NOT-genteel!