so fashionably smudged

in a sequins
glitter hangover
your Bowie star
wilts over your eye
shutting it

and your leggings
tug and pinch
in a nag

if you could eat
it would be M&Ms
and cheese
but you can’t –

it’s much too much
for one reduced to
gold and stardust
to one so
fashionably
smudged.

12 Comments

  1. Brian Miller says:

    whew…this smack of obsession with weight and thinness to me…my how we have soiled our definition of beauty…

  2. Brian Miller says:

    whew…this smack of obsession with weight and thinness to me…my how we have soiled our definition of beauty…

  3. An excellent character sketch, you had me hooked all the way through, very nicely done!

  4. An excellent character sketch, you had me hooked all the way through, very nicely done!

  5. Ravenblack says:

    Fashionably smudged, I never heard of that expression. Very effective though. The middle stanzas paints a clear portrait of the character, hesitating even though wanting. Interesting read.

  6. Ravenblack says:

    Fashionably smudged, I never heard of that expression. Very effective though. The middle stanzas paints a clear portrait of the character, hesitating even though wanting. Interesting read.

  7. festivalking says:

    nice work! the image I get is that of a catwalk model

  8. festivalking says:

    nice work! the image I get is that of a catwalk model

  9. Jody Costa says:

    thanks everyone! much appreciated!

  10. Jody Costa says:

    thanks everyone! much appreciated!

  11. CM says:

    The imagery is incredible. I had to read it twice to really get it. Very creative.

  12. CM says:

    The imagery is incredible. I had to read it twice to really get it. Very creative.

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