R.S. Williams

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Goodbye to 2018

This photo to close out the calendar year was an accident. No, really.

After applying a new red lipstick, I blotted the color with a square of toilet paper, then tossed the TP square into the toilet bowl. Several hours later, long after I’d flushed the toilet, I lifted the lid and saw the carmine-red half-kiss still on the side of the bowl.

The beauty of blazing red pigment against clean-yet-crawling-with-germs white porcelain? It’s a fitting metaphor for 2018.

“Lipstick on Porcelain”
LaGrange, Georgia – 2018

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5 Comments

  1. John M. Williams

    December 31, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Happy New Year!
    Surely something about it will be better.

  2. Happy New Year!
    Surely something about it will be better.

  3. Fuck 2018. I survived it, but it was unpleasant at times. Fuck the entire past, as a matter of fact. Fuck it all.

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