July 3rd, 2016

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Manscaping

I was looking over Tumblr for inspiration, my go-to place for daily poetry stimulation. I came across a meme that said “reblog if you think its fine for guys to wear makeup, and it can make them more attractive to the opposite sex”. I’ve always thought it was a bum deal for guys to miss out on the cute dresses and beauty enhancing makeup, but that’s the trade-off for benefiting from the patriarchal hierarchy.


May I wear the primer
to ensure the rest stays on
put to the face and eyes
to pave the way for my beauty.

Might I add foundation’s blur
make even sight you see
from brow to chin covered thin
with a tone that finds the mean.

I request that I put the powder
set the former in its glory
taking brush to the skin
with natural as the end result.

I beg for the touch of rouge
put to the cheeks in pursuit of youth
accentuate the cheeks to see
flattering division of high and low.

I’ll beseech to put on my lips
the color I long to share
with gloss to accentuate
with liner to mark the space.

An appeal to set the highlights
illuminate the whole in the glow
shimmering end to creation’s goal
of this one perfect manscaping.

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