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Christina: I Am... Vanity
"Vanity" - Oil on Canvas
John William Waterhous - circa 1910

I AM... VANITY

a glance in the mirror,
the smoothing of a curl back into
place

Because of me,
they seldom realize
that beauty isn't in a face.

I AM
a bit of rouge
a sideways glance
that hides a sometimes
shallow spirit,
and I chuckle when
they think they look their best.

For I AM.................

Vanity,

and I never rest.

©Copyright May 2005 by Christina

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