Thursday, July 4, 2013

Why I Wear Makeup

Because I recognize the person I was pretending to be for so long.

Because my inner beauty is sacred and sharing it is scary.

Because I hardly leave the house.  

Because my lover tells me I'm beautiful anyway.

Because of the reflection, literally.

Because I maybe I won't look so damned tired.

Because then I'm more than a mother.  

Because it's just mascara and lipstick.

Because I don't have to.  Because I want to.

Because then people are surprised at how well I'm doing.

Because I can hide how much I have to do.  

Because I can look busy, important.  

Because babies don't care.  

Because for a moment, I feel like another kind of woman. 
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