Lace shoestrings to tie a smile
Mesmerizing eyes shaded behind the draw blinds.
My lips are tied with giggling lace, to mute and smudge absent a feel.
A cold fragment, jagged and warped into razor ends.
A piece I believed to be lost inside a locker cast into sea, somehow netted from its coral bed.
a mermaid to be snagged from the crescent waves to drown a big heart.
Words are sweet but can be in comprehension ever so bitter.
So allow me to wipe away this painted smile.
A smile so vigorous with hope it could have ended the cold war.