• Vol. 02
  • Chapter 04
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Can Red Lipstick Make You Braver?

It's the makeup equivalent of the trumpet
fanfare. You’ve never looked so bold and switched on;
your lips strut five steps ahead of you.

Watch the palm trees kneel as you pass them.
Every oyster in the ocean is opening up to you:
chivalry is not dead after all. Tell the maître d'

you are unhappy with the cannelloni, even though
there’s nothing wrong and you’ve never sent
a dish back in your life. Now consider

a burning building, that new fur coat you bought
on a whim. Either choice is brave. Even if you are
walking away, you are walking away fabulously.