times have changed

by Philip F De Pinto

there was a time
he was the sole mirror
in which she would reflect

times have changed

of late the husband
lying in bed tries desperately
to con himself into thinking

his wife is not turned lesbian
but is merely kissing that other woman
in her life

the one she sees
in the mirror
to whom she leaves hickies

made of lipstick and a note
written in the same red medium
which read - Dear!

please don't think to spray
these prints with windex and wiping
them off with a paper towel

for my memory has been
slipping of late and I want to
begin tonight exactly where I left off in the day

on this mirror turned ocean

traipsing my lips
on these islands
of lipstick


Posted on 01/21/2013
Copyright © 2020 Philip F De Pinto

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