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Rated: 18+ · Poetry · Relationship · #1260171
Carol lines her lips with gloss / coral lambdas leaning towards her lady
Lipstick

         for Carol and Neva

Carol lines her lips with gloss,
coral lambdas leaning towards her lady
lover all these forty years.
Long years
of loneliness and isolation wrought with tears
from being bruised by those who tried to blame her,
frame her with those cold harsh names:
dyke, queer.
Fear,
aimed to shame two women,
two who hugged each other through the night,
not just by day.

Her lover's lips are moist and eager.
Carol's coral lips respond.

© Kåre Enga 2007

[163.547] 07-01-10 rev 07-05-09, 07-10-23, 08-04-24, 10-02-06.

The memorial for Neva Blair (1926-2009) was February 7, 2010.

Former versions:

Lipstick

         for C and N

She lines her lips with gloss,
coral lambdas leaning towards her lady
lover all these forty years.
Long years
of loneliness and isolation wrought with tears
from being bruised by those who tried to blame her,
frame her with a cold harsh name:
you queer.
Fear,
aimed to shame two women,
two who hugged each other through the night,
not just by day.

Her lover's lips are moist and eager.
Her coral lips respond.

© Kåre Enga 2007

[163.547] 07-01-10 rev 07-05-09, 07-10-23, 08-04-24.

Earlier form (given to C and N in Oct. '07):

Lipstick

         for C and N

She lines her lips with gloss,
coral lambdas
leaning towards her lover of these forty years.
Long years
of loneliness and isolation
stoked by fears
from being bruised
by those who tried to blame her through her tears
with cold harsh names,
to shame two women,
those who hug each other through the night,
not just by day.
Her lover's lips are moist and eager.
Her coral lips respond.

© Kåre Enga 2007
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