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What would you do if you found your little sister in your makeup, with mascara globbed on her lashes, and lipstick smeared on her lips and teeth as she smiled at you from the bathroom mirror?
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Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice
|by JOY 14
I looked at her to see
mascara running down the sides of her face
Mixing with a lot of tears
Of frustration mostly
She glanced at me through tear glass eyes
Like a rain showered wind shield without window wipers
Stopping to take my hand
playing with my fingers
carefully fingering my rings
Then, something happened that surprised me
She smiled at me
A little smile
On her little face
What could I do but
Just smile back.
I took a tissue and wiped up the rain,
took her hand and walked with her to the playground
where she gladly played for hours on the swings
I sat and watched
on slanted monkey bars
and knew better than to leave my makeup just laying around.
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