Monday, May 12, 2014

DC Night--real & visual poem by KMKaung

DC Night--
Real and Visual Poetry-Words & Images Copyright KM Kaung

In the night
the male and female mannikins
half torso-ed
full bodied
sanitized
stand guard.

Too good to be true
featureless
they skewer you
with their synthetic
perfection--

They say
buy this
buy this

all will be well

just lose a few more
pounds and
dollars

they pierce

many people's

body images

make them all feel

too fat

too ugly.

That must be another war
won.

They say
mannikins
models
photo shoots

are designed

by men

who hate women.

We will see.

KMKaung
One day after Mother's Day--5-12-2014