I lost my favorite lip balm
And for the week that I went without it, I deprived myself of lip hydration
I used two miscellaneous balms around the house
they’re never my first choice.
They dont sink in to my lips
they get dry within minutes
they don’t compare
to my favorite lip balm.
I bit my lips, picked at them and suffered
I’d pull each tab of broken skin
with my teeth
until it wrenched its way off.
They’d burn, sting, sometimes bleed,
I’d think of the anticipation
of the sweet, smooth relief,
what it would feel like to
massage my lip balm onto the
dents and cuts
The temperature’s decline pierced my dryness,
my lips would shrivel in the wind
So I bought a new lip balm