facepaint?

and she-
she's been painting herself into a million new faces
trying to find the one that fits best
it is art
beauty
it is what she dreams of:
becoming something he would admire and maybe even cherish

all she wants is love
for that man she lost centuries ago to come back and hold her
make her feel whole
feel something.

we all know that feeling too well
when you see him
and he only sees shadows
memories of what you once thought existed

if only you could paint him too-
tattoo hearts across his eyes
then- he would never miss you
and you would never have to miss him