Photo Courtesy of Monique Kittan
The Alabaster Shell
Milky white alabaster skin,
unnatural rouge-rosy color high on my cheekbones,
I never wore rouge.
Lips like wet cherry,
shiny, silken hair,
delicately smooth, pale peachy hands,
sleek, shapely, mauve-painted nails,
I never wore nail polish
(though I always loved mauve.)
I had bulgy, blue-green veins
that moved when my grandson fingered them.
What happened to those lifeline relief maps?
Will anyone be able to find
the me inside this