Jul 9, 2012

Red Owned

You are known, you know
I mistook you for royalty.
As if, no dime was ever dropped,
to temporarily immortalize you.
But you're decked
in nothing but a lot of
soft, crisp cotton and
one big, dangling pearl.

You have my apologies.

So many have said so much about you
I’d lend your glare for them, but
Whenever I look in the mirror, I stop.
For one second, then a few.
My mouth opens slightly,
and every time, my teeth show.
On its own,
my tongue never tries to hide them

Why is a mouth red inside?

Visual Image Used: Girl With a Pearl Ear-Ring by Johannes Vermeer. Created around the mid 1600s.