I Shall Paint My Nails Red

by Carole Satyamurti

Because a bit of colour is a public service.

Because I am proud of my hands.

Because it will remind me I'm a woman.

Because I will look like a survivor.

Because I can admire them in traffic jams.

Because my daughter will say ugh.

Because my lover will be surprised.

Because it is quicker than dyeing my hair.

Because it is a ten-minute moratorium.

Because it is reversible.


Lizzy said...

hehe. I like it. At first I thought you wrote it and I thought, "What daughter Mands?"

p.s. I hope you have a daughter by the time I get home. I really do.

AmyK said...

I found my red nail polish the other day; it was missing since we moved two months ago and I was stoked when I found it again! Haven't had a chance to paint my nails yet, but I will! Ohhh I will...

MyLittlePhotographs said...

AND Wear red lipstick! it looks HOT!

Brittany said...

i really like this. no matter how many nail polish colors i love, i think red will always be my favorite.

Melissa said...

I love your new blog. I just really do.

ashley lauren said...

Mmmm, I love it.