Poem by Katherine Lockton (UK)
Published in The Ofi Press issue 44
| Blue Lipstick |
I lie on my back humming blue
as he applies lipstick to his lips.
Our marriage is a continuous performance.
The lipstick smudges when we kiss.
Time’s sharp blue pointed legs
dig into my thighs.
I close my eyes and stare at the rags
of my wedding dress
and loose myself.
Katherine Lockton is a poet living in London. Her work has been published in publications such as: Magma, Rising, Morning Star, Northwords Now, The Delinquent, and ‘Hallelujah for 50ft Women’ out with Bloodaxe.
She currently co-edits the magazine South Bank Poetry alongside poet Peter Ebsworth.
Image: "On her lips - She wore a cigarette secret" by MvLevn.