25.09.04 - 3:09 p.m.
i gave her the palest pink that i could find
hoping that it wouldn't stain too badly,
wouldn't mark her pale face with a
semi-permanent moustache, but she traced her little
mouth once, then twice, then circled bigger and
bigger until even her chin was sparkly, pink, sticky.
meow meow, this is pretty. let's go show mom.
ten minutes later, can we wipe your face now
and go about our business? and a frantic wave
a hand held at arm's length, another
covering her face and a shriek, I'M PRETTY! I'M PRETTY!