Beneath it All

Day 23 prompt: beneath

 

beneath

the chestnut brown

of her blunt, swingy bob

dishwater blonde

that’s mostly gone gray

 

beneath

the head-turning curves

of her cashmere sweater

engineered cups

that stand by themselves

 

beneath

the lean, smooth lines

of her leopard print skirt

taut undergarments to

press and contain her flesh

 

beneath

the patent leather flap

of her designer handbag

brown plastic bottles

of mood altering capsules

 

beneath

the polished appearance

of this lovely, well-to-do lady

anxious self-consciousness

from a lifetime of “just so”

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