Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present “Life without Makeup” by Mary Soon Lee, Poet of the Week. A brief biography of Ms. Lee may be found here: http://eretzsongs.blogspot.com/2015/03/poet-of-week-mary-soon-lee.html.
Mary Soon Lee
The hours not spent
Painting my skin
Provide an opportunity
To properly contemplate
The hairiness of my toes.
Poet's Notes: I do not wear makeup and, regrettably, I do indeed have hairy toes.
Editor’s Note: Tanka-like and humorous! “Life without Makeup” first appeared in Main Street Rag, Volume 9, Number 1, Spring 2004.