Burn (2014)

Location

A pastiche inspired by Sylvia Plath’s Cut

 

What a thrill --- 

Lobster pink instead of bronzed tan.

Skin quite stiff

Except for a milky

 

Frothy white,

Protected by scraps of cloth,

“Beach wear.”

Crusty epidermis.

 

The Pink Barbie

Can’t stand the sand.

Greasy oils,

Bright

 

Sun, the perfect

Formula --- bubbling

Skin, hot

to touch

 

The silky coast.

The stiffened 

crust ---

Not so much.

 

Aspirations turn to 

Exasperations,

The laughingstock of

The Seaside.

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