Lipstick lines on a tear stained face
look back at me from the mirror
and my
hair’s out of place,

who am I?
twenty-five cents to the dollar?

follow me for misery
come to watch the show
it’ll only last ten minutes
but we all know time goes slow.

the lipstick’s on the mirror
not on me
but things can change so quickly
and it could quite easily be.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.