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The perfect evening.

June 30, 2007

White Skirt. Fits Perfect. Great. Red or Turquoise top?
White or black bag? Which to pick? Which to drop?
A little bit of foundation. On the neck. To hide the bite.
A dash of kohl and the eyes are smouldering just right.
New lipstick. Kept for the occasion. For this evening.
For all she knows, this is the end or the beginning.
Strap up the black shoes. Tightly up on the calf.
A practiced wink, a shy smile, a charming laugh.
A long look at the mirror. A promise of an evening.
Deep inside, like times before, she hears her soul sing.
Take the digicam. Timer set in seconds. Ummm. Five.
She strikes a pose. Vibrant. Vivacious. Alive.
Click. The picture is taken. Hmm. Nice as always.
Though could have had more light on the face.
Compose an email. Attached picture. As always, she is elaborate.
Writes “That’s what he clicked. Just before we left for the date.
He was bowled over. Totally. Could not stop gushing.
With everything he said, I could not help furiously blushing.”
Click on ‘Send’. Done. Her lovely perfect evening.
She will read their response tomorrow morning.
Slowly she caresses her feet and unties the lace.
Puts the strappy black shoes back in their place.
The skirt is hung back in the closet. No wrinkles. Right side.
The Red top in the laundry bag. The empty bag is flung aside.
The kohl and lipstick come off. She stares at her naked face.
She fingers her neck. The non-existent bite. Her only saving grace.
Back in her shorts and sleepy t-shirt, she gifts herself a sardonic smile.
A derisive shudder to herself. Falling asleep today will take a while.

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6 comments

  1. just wanted to say Hello.


  2. Hey, had found your page ages ago…loved everything you wrote, connected with most of it. Then, becuase i didn’t add you to my blogroll and did not add to favs either, lost you. Tried and tried and tried to figure.
    Now, gotcha again… wanna add you on my blog. Tell me if thats cool.

    Got here this time (and i think the last time too) from am wiseling’s…


  3. Hey, had found your page ages ago…loved everything you wrote, connected with most of it. Then, becuase i didn’t add you to my blogroll and did not add to favs either, lost you. Tried and tried and tried to figure.
    Now, gotcha again… wanna add you on my blog. Tell me if thats cool.

    Got here this time (and i think the last time too) from wiseling’s…


  4. Thanks SwB and Thanks Tara 🙂


  5. omg
    thats so sad…
    its not the pretentousness, its the pain of being pretentous


  6. Ouch!



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