Some say a woman’s heart
wears lipstick and a pink tutu
They say her heart is soft
and forgives ever so easily

In tandem with this tenderness
they say her heart is strong
with a tough exterior
able to withstand multiple blows

Thus sayeth the ones
wielding the hammers
This is their narrative
keeping lipstick hearts
– under control

©Vivian Zems

Real Toads~ Tuesday Platform