made up

by eloisehendy

smear
dirt onto my eyelids
rub
dust across cheek
kiss the ground
and pucker up
to muddy lips

paint my eyes
with mould
and moss
curl my hair
with twigs
cover me
with mounds
and mounds
of earth

i want to exude
the fumes
of morning dew
i want to sweat
dog piss
and bird shit
i want

to be trod
by the feet
of thousands
i want

to wear
the colours
of dawn
and dusk
on my brow
i want

to see stars
in the glitter
in the shadows
of the folds
of my eyes

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