August 31, 2013

Here comes your man

He buys her a new jar of cream every day.
It's the only indulgence she permits herself.
They are little sample jars he buys from
a herbal beauty shop, next to his place of work.

Every night she would wait eagerly,
to hear him read the label aloud,
sighing with pleasure over the voluptuous names :
cocoa butter, tea tree, elderflower, camaomile.

Today, a cream made from satsuma.