Search
  • Alice Wyatt

Chapstick, To Use or Not To Use

Updated: Nov 17, 2021

Chapstick Vow



Chapstick


is the biggest scam

in the whole world!

Your lips are perfect.

Why do you use that stuff?


he says it

with so much sincerity

my desire to please


is such that

I decide to try

a - GASP

chapstick free life


Now I am fiercely committed

to this new

anti-chapstick vow


loyalty to it

is all

I have left of him


He has disappeared

from my phone

from my computer

from my mailbox

but


not from my heart

oh no

not from my heart


Dry lips mean I think of him

hear his voice

recall his words

feel his touch


remember

how passionate he was

about everything

oh Lord… about everything










Eventually - I come to my senses


So today

I cry one last time

then dig around and


find a forgotten

tube of chapstick

rolling around

in the bottom of my purse

With great ceremony

I pop off the top

twist up the soft dome

smooth coconut and pear

over my dry, cracked lips


first the top

then the bottom

smack them together


purse my now soft

shiny lips in the mirror

ah, that is so much better


Silly me


what does a man know

about chapstick anyway?



50 views1 comment

Recent Posts

See All