Sunday, February 28, 2010

Smile for the Camera
for D.B.A.

truth telling
to tell the truth
truth be told

honest about the state she's in
about how she feels

though she wears a minimal amount
of make up
though her eye brows are altered
are modified

with red carnation above left ear
in her extra-carefully braided hair

face she wears
is not a mask

it is her own face she wears
herself she displays, bares

disarms who is looking at her
take off putting on
she instructs, advises without a word

truth be told, she tells truth
chilly to drink this time of year

Ovaltine with sweet milk time
or Milo time or coco time

a mug of one of these
for her as well
to put a smile upon her face

like the taste of truth she pours
out pours, fills my cup with

way to town from where she is
a bus rout, seventy-five cents fee

she's a school child still

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2010
2:08 p.m. 27.02.10


Anonymous D.A. said...

The truth- cold or hot? What or who does more to warm you up? Was it the heat from the red carnation. Or the mug of truth that I serve to you?

Saturday, March 20, 2010 10:01:00 AM  

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