Cover Up

She pats on Hourglass Primer, smoothing over pores.

Pencils in her brows with Revlon Brow Fantasy,

CoverGirl mascara for body and volume.

Face complete, she looks

at the half-emptied room –

There is nothing to cover up these negative spaces

of a life turned upside-down

Photo by Peter Kalonji on Unsplash


For Go Dog Go Cafe and dVerse (I cheated and used the homophone “brows” – I couldn’t resist!)


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