Paint

Sometimes she paints
her toenails red,
and describes that pair
as “harsh”.
Not denying their right
to be
Wicked,
if they so choose;
for she might so choose-
Someday…
(probably not)

Modest enough to
be a communist,
the girl with the
Blood,
red toes,
does not actively
participate-
in Politics.
(and why should she?)

As she grew old
she began to paint
her toenails
a soft mauve,
And, reflected
on those
reckless days.

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