Destitute of sun and blush
she lends a rush of flush around
her radius of angel's face

the blasphemy of makeup, base
of alabastrine skin
tinged with feral redness, false,

an ephemeral yet lasting fall:
her singular turned numerous
for glamour's acrimony, glance.

And, yes, they see her sooner now,
embellishing emblazoned room
where much plainer craves consume.

Embellishing © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Word bank challenge: acrimony, blasphemy, destitute, ephemeral, feral, numerous, radius
Challenge prompt link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2719995-Vintage-Rouge-Words--Colour-and-Beyond
Submitted: March 24, 2019

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