Seen without make-up,
a woman is naturally
flesh and bone
I never wear make-up, but feel as if I’m more than flesh and bone. There my eyes – those windows to the soul. There’s the real me and my history etched in wrinkles and laughter lines. Make-up is too hard work. I wore it for a year, aged 16, but felt a fraud and was forever worried that a guy would fall in love with my look rather than with me.
That being said, I think a haiku works very well in conveying the flesh and bone image.
Thank you – I think it can often be too easy to forget that there’s a real, ‘natural’ person hiding under all that camouflage…
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