Boy will be

“When in doubt, wear lipstick.” -Sina Queyras
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Put my eyes on
before work.
Wear a silk scarf
like a cowboy.
Pull my hair up,
let my hair down,
dress the part:
yesterday’s jeans,
last season’s jacket.
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This morning I want to look
softly
aggressive.
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Inside I’m afraid of haters,
but I hold on to that
like the lipstick,
bright red
for the boys.