The Pearl Earrings
I wear pearl earrings with a pleasant smile and a quiet demeanor.
This maintains a sense of purity and dignity.
So I take off the pearl earrings before going into his house.
It was time to drop the façade.
I leave his house with a lump in my throat, stench on my skin, grease in my hair, and smeared eye makeup.
So I drive home and put on the pearl earrings from before.
The dark circles around my eyes and the bright pearls do not match in meaning.
So why is it that I am so confused?
Today, I kept the pearls on. Are they tainted or I am regaining my dignity?