Digital Collage of different facial features from different photographs of different women

Mangled Beauty

Your surgeon

smiles and you


He says he will

remove twenty

years from your

face but he

does not say

to where.

He palpates

your thighs

and finds

little lumps

of flesh.

Cottage. Cheese.

The surgeon

will hack the

cottage cheese

from your thighs

for an extra

thousand dollars.

You hate him for

this, this man

who makes

so much less

for so much

more, but

oh, what can

you do?

You’re more

than a face;

you’re a torso


Art and Poetry (c) Rob Goldstein 2013/2017



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