Blue Lipstick for American Girls

I bought dark blue lipstick yesterday for you.
I bought an album for you too.
I’m wasting all my money on you.
We were lying on your bed and you were talking all night
and I was listening and kissing you with my laughs.
Just my laughs.
My eyelids were lead, but I forced them open for hours for you.
David Bowie? Chocolate? Anything for you.
I want to spend all my time on you –
Fresh-eyed, but not yet old enough to be naive.
I want to be a French man for you –
to take you to the Louvre, take you at the Louvre,
and buy you souvenirs to bring back
to American girls like you.
I’m spending all my money on the absence of you.

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