Beneath it All

Day 23 prompt: beneath



the chestnut brown

of her blunt, swingy bob

dishwater blonde

that’s mostly gone gray



the head-turning curves

of her cashmere sweater

engineered cups

that stand by themselves



the lean, smooth lines

of her leopard print skirt

taut undergarments to

press and contain her flesh



the patent leather flap

of her designer handbag

brown plastic bottles

of mood altering capsules



the polished appearance

of this lovely, well-to-do lady

anxious self-consciousness

from a lifetime of “just so”

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