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

Mangled Beauty

Your surgeon

smiles

as you

shiver

with delight.

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;

things named

after

food.

Cottage. Cheese.

The surgeon

will hack

the cottage

cheese

away 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 too.

 

Art and Poetry (c) Rob Goldstein 2013/2017

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