National Poetry Writing Month is a poetry writing challenge to write a poem a day, which takes place every year in April. Follow the link to find out more, be inspired, get daily prompts and meet other poets!
Day 14 poem, ‘Don’t You Dare’, was inspired by a photograph of John Malkovich by Sandro Miller I recently saw at an exhibition. The original photograph, on the right, is Smoke and Veil, Paris Vogue (1958) by William Klein. More information here
Both muses will come face to face in my poem…
Don’t You Dare!
How dare you judge me?
Who the hell gave you the right
To think you’re better,
More entitled to be loved,
Because your skin is smoother,
Your lips are plumper,
Your eyes less worn and wrinkled?
The time will soon come,
When you’ll stare back at my face,
As you paint on your make up,
So don’t you dare…